O-I showcases the benefits of glass at Expo 2015 in Milan

O-I showcases the benefits of glass at Expo 2015 in Milan

Mex, Switzerland - Owens-Illinois (NYSE: OI) is celebrating glass at the internationally acclaimed Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. O-I has delivered more than 10,000 glass bottles that have been arranged into larger-than-life sculptures at the Swiss Pavilion for the City of Zürich. 

“The Expo theme: Feeding the planet – energy for life, provides a unique opportunity for O-I to showcase that glass is the most suitable and sustainable packaging for preserving foods and drinks,” said Vitaliano Torno, managing director of O-I Europe. “We are proud to have the opportunity to support the city of Zürich in this global event.”

As part of the partnership with Zürich, O-I will also be present at the “Delicacies & Sustainability” market taking place on July 2 and 3 in the Swiss pavilion highlighting sustainable use of foodstuffs. Throughout the Expo, O-I is supporting the Italian glass trade association, Assovetro, exposition in the Federalimentare pavilion.

Glass packaging is a highly sustainable contributor to the ‘circular economy.’ At Expo, Zürich and O-I demonstrate this in action, as the bottles used on the Zürich exhibition will be recycled locally by the Milan municipality, Azienda Milanese Servizi Ambientali (AMSA), and reused as recycled glass to produce new containers at O-I’s plant in Asti, Italy, following the Expo.

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At O-I Glass, Inc., we love glass and are proud to make more of it than any other glass bottle or jar producer in the world. We elevate products by creating sustainable packaging with emotions, transforming brands into icons, transcending the day-to-day to create meaningful, magical moments. We help food and beverage brands fully express themselves so they can build an emotional bond with consumers. Globally headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, our team of more than 27,500 employees at 78 plants in 23 countries worldwide has achieved revenues of $6.7 billion in 2019. We are dedicated to make what matters, to step-by-step shape a healthier and more exciting world. For more information, visit www.o-i.com.