Owens Illinois (O-I) has delivered more than 10,000 glass bottles to the Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy that have been arranged into larger-than-life sculptures at the Swiss Pavilion for the City of Zürich.

Vitaliano Torno, Managing Director of O-I Europe, said of the display:

“The Expo theme: Feeding the planet – energy for life, provides a unique opportunity for O-I to showcase that glass is the most suitable and sustainable packaging for preserving foods and drinks.

“We are proud to have the opportunity to support the city of Zurich in this global event.”

Throughout the Expo O-I is supporting Assovetro, the Italian glass trade association, at its exposition in the Federalimentare pavilion.

Glass packaging is a highly sustainable contributor to the ‘circular economy', as Zurich and O-I will demonstrate at this year’s 2015.

The bottles used on the Zurich exhibition will be recycled locally and reused as recycled glass to produce new containers at O-I’s plant in Asti, Italy, following the Expo.

Pictured: a sculpture of a fish.