Glass Education

GPI’s 360° approach to glass education provides students with classroom and real-life experience to become the future of the glass industry, tomorrow.

Educational Program & Content

GPI’s Educational Program endeavors to instruct university-level packaging students in the following core areas:

  • Glass’s key attributes and benefits as a packaging material
  • The latest in labeling and decorating methods
  • Case studies that profile consumer products goods (CPG) companies that continue to use/prefer glass packaging

Click here to view GPI-sponsored academic lecture,  Glass Packaging Fundamentals 101

Click here to learn about the role of silica sand in the glass container manufacturing process (June 2021)

University Programs

GPI proudly supports the packaging program at each of the following schools:

Manufacturing Plant Tours

To take packaging and materials education beyond the classroom, GPI arranges tours of its member companies’ glass container manufacturing plants.

These tours are designed to give university level packaging and materials science students an unparalleled, first-hand experience of the glass packaging industry. To book a tour, contact

Book a Lecture

To take packaging and materials education to the classroom, GPI will provide for a glass packaging professional to visit your class. To book a lecture or other speaking engagement, contact

Educational Materials

Glass container manufacutring companies may be able to provide to your educational institution with retired glass container mold sets.

For more information on the mold sets, please contact Gina Behrman,, (Ardagh Glass) or Leslie Orozco,, (O-I).

Encyclopedia Reference on Glass Recovery

The updated Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia delivers the ins and outs on glass recycling. It features data, statistics, and descriptions of how glass is collected, processed, and recycled in the U.S.

Please contact for details on the above.