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What's Your Preference, Glass or Plastic?

Posted September 09, 2011 7:49 AM

"Glass Is Life." A promotional and educational Web site developed by glass packaging giant Owens-Illinois features videos, social networking forums, and case studies to illustrate the versatility of glass. Glass, states the promo, is a safe and inert packaging material, a fact further highlighted by the issues with some plastics and their BPA content. Glass is sustainable and recyclable, due to its simple composition of sand, limestone, and soda ash. And, glass has inherent marketing value. According to the site, 76% of consumers perceive products packaged in glass to be of higher quality. Are you one of them? If not, why?

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Re: What's Your Preference, Glass or Plastic?

09/09/2011 8:50 AM

Beer tastes better in a big, heavy glass mug.

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09/09/2011 10:57 PM

I have always had a preference for glass, except when camping.

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09/10/2011 12:05 AM

or in the pool

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09/10/2011 11:41 AM

There are two things to take into consideration here, first, a glass bottle is inert and will not contaminate anything that is in it, while plastic containers leach out harmfull chemicals, many of them carciogenic!

Secondly, sand, potash and calc is nearly never ending, while plastics require natural mineral oil to produce them, and this is fast running out!

Then there is the fact that drinking from a glass tastes much better than from a plastic container!

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09/11/2011 11:23 AM

Compared to plastic, glass is heavy, expensive, can cause cut injuries and less resistant to breakage, but as a readily renewable resourse, less damaging to the environment, I'm for glass 100%.

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09/11/2011 11:29 AM

Hi ronseto, I'm glad that you are 100% all for glass, and yes glass when broken can inflict serious damage, but not as deadly as the poisons leached out of plastic containers!

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09/11/2011 11:32 AM

Oh gee! Do you worry about that every day?

Get a life!

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09/12/2011 4:18 PM

... guess some might say the same about your response.

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09/13/2011 12:57 AM

Mr no balls at all posting anon?

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09/13/2011 11:42 AM

Oh my... that again...

Get a life.

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09/11/2011 2:57 PM

Now that they've gotten the lead out of the glass, I, too, am for 100% glass! If only they could refine all glass to be shatter-proof, that would solve the injury problems. Besides, Fulgurite is some pretty cool stuff! That something plastic can't do

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