New Zealand’s only glass bottle manufacturer, O-I New Zealand, in support of some of Aotearoa’s top craft breweries, took the opportunity to survey attendees at the 2019 Wellington Food Show on their thoughts and knowledge about glass.

This year’s Wellington Food Show was the biggest yet with just under 15,500 people visiting over three days. O-I New Zealand created a stand at the event in collaboration with Sprig & Fern Brewery, Lakeman Brewing Company, Altitude Brewing and Sawmill Brewery. 

Of those who participated in the survey, 97% said that they prefer to drink beer out of a glass bottle, and 90% said they agreed or strongly agreed that food and beverages taste better in glass.

“Sustainable packaging for food and beverages is very much a global topical issue at the moment,” says Bayard Sinnema O-I’s Australia New Zealand Business Manager. “The Food Show provided an important opportunity for us to survey people and we were happy that more than 400 people who visited our Brewers’ Lane stand gave us their views.”

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