“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.