Ardagh Glass Packaging celebrates the International Year of Glass

Ardagh Glass Packaging celebrates the International Year of Glass

Ardagh Glass Packaging (AGP) will celebrate the United Nations International Year of Glass throughout 2022, commemorating the essential role of glass packaging in a sustainable society.

The International Commission on Glass, the Community of Glass Associations and ICOM-Glass are promoting 2022 as the United Nations International Year of Glass (IYOG) to underline the scientific, economic and cultural importance of glass in all its forms in our everyday lives.

The year-long celebration will result in a range of events across the world, including fairs and exhibitions, seminars and social media campaigns, to inform and educate communities everywhere of the rich history that glass has and its enormous beneficial contributions.

AGP are looking forward to supporting some of the events taking place in its own regions in recognition of this significant milestone for the industry.

AGP has a long and proud history of glassmaking dating back more than 300 years. All of AGP’s glass bottles and jars contain recycled glass (cullet), and, in Europe, AGP uses up to 90% recycled content in the manufacturing process.

Mike Dick, Chief Commercial Officer for Ardagh Group comments: “AGP is a leading supplier of sustainable, infinitely recyclable glass packaging, that plays a key role in the circular economy. In this IYOG, AGP is focused on product and process innovations, as well as working on breakthrough projects which will help to achieve our 2030 sustainability targets outlined in Ardagh Group’s latest Sustainability Report.”

Eight facilities across AGP are using renewable electricity: Limmared, Sweden, Barnsley, Doncaster, Irvine and Knottingley in the UK and Bridgeton, New Jersey; Burlington, Wisconsin; and Madera, California in the United States.

To support AGP’s emissions reduction strategy, major off-site renewable energy projects are under development in three European facilities: one in Germany and two in the UK.

Aligned with these sustainability targets, AGP – North America (NA) has diverted waste from landfill at its Burlington, Wisconsin and Ruston, Louisiana facilities by taking 100% of their non-hazardous oily debris destined for landfill and converting it for energy recovery and alternative use.

In the future, this same methodology will be implemented at additional facilities throughout AGP – NA.!sustainability


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