The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) represents the North American glass container industry in Washington, D.C., and across the US. GPI serves its member companies through legislative, public relations, promotional and technical activities.
In addition to serving domestic companies that manufacture glass containers, GPI also represents Canadian and Mexican glass container companies and numerous suppliers. [GPI, 2011a] Recycling is a main concern for GPI, which encourages it through the promotion of facts and recycling programs or businesses through the US [GPI, 2011b].
The GPI Board of Trustees is the trade association’s key decision-making body. The Board consists of one representative from each member company, and one representative from the associate members, the closure manufacturers and from foreign member companies. At semi-annual Trustee meetings, the Board develops an agenda for GPI activities, approves budgets and sets the association’s course for the future