Encirc and Glass Futures creating world’s most sustainable glass bottles

Encirc has announced its work with Glass Futures on a ground-breaking project to create what should be the world’s most sustainable glass bottle!

In Q1 2021, Encirc’s Derrylin plant in Northern Ireland will be pioneering the use of bio-fuel on one of its furnaces, hoping to pave the way for an industry-wide reduction in carbon emissions.

Made out of plant materials, bio-fuel is a renewable and much more sustainable fuel source than those traditionally used by the glass sector, and is thought to be able to reduce carbon emissions by up to 90% when compared to fossil fuels. Alongside this trial, Encirc will be using up to 96% recycled glass to create the new bottles, further reducing the carbon footprint.

The UK trial will be the world’s first and the results will feed into Government policy around decarbonisation. Learn more.

For more information on glass industry’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Circular Economy, click here.