Apart from protecting the brand and the product like yogurt, milk or cottage cheese, glass packaging has several other advantages.
Glass bottles help in preserving the flavor of the dairy products and preserves it for a longer period of time. One of the prime reasons for this is, glass does not allow contents to mix with either air or with other possible chemicals. Glass packaging also keeps away the content from moisture and protects the food from molding or going stale. While plastic erodes over a period of time, glass needs to break to become contaminated. Survey sources suggest, majority of consumers would choose products from glass packaging than any other.
Plastic packaging has the added disadvantage of melting. When melted, it poses the risk of leaking chemicals in the food. Moreover, plastic containers have high levels of BPA, a compound used to make certain types of plastics. When BPS seeps through the food container, it can contaminate the product within. When ingested, BPA can also affect hormonal levels, prostate function and the brain function. Glass on the other hand, does not pose the risk of contaminants.
Additionally, glass bottles are attractive in appearance. Many customers re-use the glass packaging and preserve it for visual appeal, it has a rather sophisticated appearance than plastic or paperboard.
Moreover, glass packaging also has environmental benefits. Glass is made from natural materials like soda ash, limestone and sand, hence is easily recyclable. Glass thus also becomes the only packaging product in the market which has an endless recycling life. It also has the fastest turnover time.