Owens - Illinois (O-I) prepared the data and analysis for the report, based on an Omnibus telephone survey of 1,000 US consumers this year. Key insights from the study say that when consumers compare glass, plastic, metal, cartons and flexible bags, glass tops the list of preferences in many categories.
When asked which is the most ecological container, they answered that Glass (37%); cardboard boxes (30); plastics (15%); metal (10%) and flexible bags (6%).
In other characteristics, glass also leads the consumer preferences of North Americans, for example:
59% say that glass is the healthiest and most natural, followed by cardboard boxes by 17%. 60% say that glass is less likely to change the taste of food or drink, while plastic is second with 20%.
When consumers were asked if they could buy their favorite food or drink in any type of container, what type would it be, the largest percentage (69%) chose glass.
90% consider glass the healthiest containeras it does not leach into the product. 85% of respondents said that food and beverages taste better in glass, and 81% said they agreed that glass containers look more attractive on the shelf.
O-I uses these statistics to support its first global campaign to advocate for glass, called "Glass is Life."
"Glass is Life" is the most important global campaign of the year that O-I is launching. This campaign, launched in 12 countries and seven languages, is designed to showcase the unique and incomparable qualities of glass containers, used to store food and beverages.