One of GPI’s followers on Facebook recently responded to a post with the comment that “glass is human friendly.” We agree. A growing body of academic research continues to show the potential harm to humans from bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals used in the production of some plastics. The chemically inert qualities of glass have never made it more valuable.
Unlike other food and beverage packaging, glass is the only packaging material that doesn’t require a chemical or plastic liner that may affect the taste of food and beverages—and consumer health. Glass is made from 100% natural raw materials—silica sand, soda ash, limestone and recycled glass. These ingredients are “locked in” so they don’t migrate into food or beverages. In fact, glass is the only widely used packaging material that is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.