100% natural packaging
Glass is composed of naturally occurring ingredients as it consists of sand, soda, ash, and limestone. The fusion of these components results in one single material. And best of all, no additional materials or chemical layers are needed to finish it. Glass is the leading choice for luxury items like perfume, cosmetics, spirits & wines, and pharmaceutical products and is becoming the number one choice when it comes to sustainability. Simply put: Glass is the trusted and proven packaging for health, taste and the environment.
A step in the right direction to reduce the industry’s footprint
Glass packaging not only has a luxurious appeal over any other packaging material; Using glass as a packaging material offers a wide range of benefits. It is durable, inert, it is completely and endlessly recyclable, reusable, and refillable. As a result, a glass bottle or jar can be given a new life repeatedly, with zero loss in quality. Depending on the market you are in, the majority of glass actually enters the recycle stream and over 80% of the glass that is recovered is made into new glass products.
These days, the term ‘circular economy’ is popping up more frequently. The circular economy aims to extend the life cycle of materials and products with the ultimate goal to use it infinitely. Its life cycle starts again as it ends, and that is exactly what happens with glass. Glass is composed of sand and can be transformed back into that through recycling. Alternatively, recycled glass containers can be recycled into a new one in less than two months. And for every ton of recycled glass, more than one ton of primary raw materials is saved, and a significant reduction in air- (20%) and water (50%) pollution is achieved.
Some might say that glass is less sustainable in terms of its energy consumption during the production process or its weight during transportation. Fortunately, manufacturing facilities are changing the way they use resources by investing in the latest technology for its furnaces and running machines with carbon-free electricity that comes from renewable energy instead of fossil gas, minimizing its footprint. Using 1kWh of CO-2 free green electricity can replace 2 kWh of fossil gas. In addition, production facilities can convert waste products back into high value products by, for example, using post-consumer and post-industrial recycled glass and lime (a waste product from regional water) in production – reducing resource consumption and minimizing harmful impacts. And the trend towards heavy glass bottles as a sign of luxury seems to take it turn as lightweight bottles make its entrance, ensuring a decrease in carbon footprint during transportation as well.
Protection taken to the next level
Glass is practically inert and impermeable, which makes it the safest of all packaging materials out there. As a result, there are no risks attached to harmful chemicals entering food or beverages that are packed in glass. This also means that there are no extra barriers or additives needed. Miron glass even goes the extra mile to protect natural product contents. Why? The unique composition and properties of our glass act as a natural barrier to prolong the bioenergetic values of the product stored inside, as it blocks the part of light that causes the decay, and filters in only the beneficial rays of light (read: infrared, UVA, and violet). It revitalizes its natural content and optimizes its shelf life, all with the helping hand of nature.