Julia Vitrum Plant Produces Improved Cullet for O-I Italy
Glass is an ideal packaging material to support a low-waste circular economy. The Julia Vitrum Cullet Treatment plant in Italy is one of our creative, innovative and collaborative solutions to ensuring more glass stays in the manufacturing loop and out of landfills.
The project is a joint partnership between O-I and Italian glass manufacturer Zignago Vetro. The new plant is located in the Zona Industriale Ponte Rosso (ZIPR) in Italy’s Pordenone province. It is the only cullet treatment center in the region and is close to our Villotta and San Polo plants.
In response for growing demand for recycled glass, O-I has created GLASS4GOOD™ Recycling; a community-based recycling program that incentivizes glass recycling by enhancing local recycling infrastructure with the potential of generating local charitable donations in the communities where O-I employees live and work. This program is an opportunity to provide glass recycling where it might not be available, but it is also an avenue for O-I to give back to the communities in a way that will encourage glass recycling.
O-I is opening a new recycling hub for cullet suppliers in Barranquilla, Colombia. A cullet hub is a material collection center where we buy cullet from suppliers in the local area, in this case, the Atlantic Coast, which is more than 550 miles from O-I’s plant. The opening of the facility, located on Columbia’s northern coast, is part of our strategic plan to keep more glass in the manufacturing stream and out of landfills.
The combination of a deep transformation and breakthrough innovation pave the way to capitalize on favorable market trends.
PERRYSBURG, Ohio, September 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As part of an investor presentation, O-I Glass, Inc. (NYSE: OI) will share its business plan to accelerate the company’s transformation and increase value for all stakeholders.
The idea behind Glass4GoodTM, a pilot glass recycling program rolling out at O-I Glass plants in the U.S., is that recycling glass is a win-win-win: a win for keeping glass packaging in the manufacturing stream, a win for helping communities recycle and reduce environmental impact, and a win for community support groups who are benefitting from financial donations tied to Glass4Good.
Report details progress against ambitious 2030 sustainability goals and leadership
PERRYSBURG, Ohio, September 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - O-I Glass, Inc. today published its 2021 Sustainability Report examining the vision, innovation and transformation behind its vision to be the most innovative, sustainable and chosen supplier of brand building packaging solutions. The report highlights the refresh of O-I’s business strategy, elevating sustainability within the company while achieving a number of sustainable firsts for the industry.
O-I’s facilities across France have invested in centralized computer control systems for air compressors, which translates into lower energy needs, fewer emissions, and substantial cost savings. It’s part of our journey to be the most sustainable producer of the most sustainable rigid packaging.
Plaza Vea, one of Peru’s largest and most popular supermarket chains, is hoping to make recycling easier for its customers with a new national recycling campaign. The campaign is called #ReciclaConsciente and it’s designed to both educate about recycling in Peru as well as facilitate it. O-I is among the partners.