Consumers in the Middle East & North African (MENA) region have revealed glass packaging is the first choice for preserving the quality, purity, and taste of beverages.

A survey revealed almost 73% of consumers continue to choose glass packaging for maintaining the purity of a product. More than 79% believe that glass packaging is the best choice when it comes to ensuring the quality and healthiness of foods.

Consumers also chose glass packaging for maintaining the shelf life of a product over aluminium and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic by three-to-one (62%). The survey also revealed glass is the preferred packaging choice of those questioned for juices (73%), soft drinks (96%), sauces/condiments (65%) and health drinks (87%).

Survey conducted by Asian Glass magazine (