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:

1) Glass’s key attributes and benefits as a packaging material

2) The latest in labeling and decorating methods

3) Case studies that profile consumer products goods (CPG) companies that continue to use/prefer glass packaging

Watch Glass Packaging Fundamentals 101: Academic Lecture Sponsored By GPI

Learn About The Role of Silica in Glass Container Manufacturing (June 2021)

Watch & Share TikTok Video On How Glass Can Be Recycled with Zero Quality Loss


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 bvickers@pacellp.com.

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 info@gpi.org.

Educational Materials

Mould Sets

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

For more information on the mold sets, please contact Gina Behrman, gina.l.behrman@ardaghgroup.com, (Ardagh Glass), or Leslie Orozco, leslie.orozco@o-i.com, (O-I).

Glass Sorting Applications

For information on glass sorting applications, click here to learn more about the AUTOSORT LASER, manufactured by TOMRA North America. The AS is designed for separating glass from municipal waste streams efficiently in order to raise yields and glass purity levels. The machine’s innovation combines Near Infrared sensors (NIR) and laser technology to separate glass from other transparent materials like polymers as well as all opaque materials like stones, ceramics, porcelain, wood, paper, and other materials.

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 info@gpi.org for details on the above.