Fast facts

Fast facts:

9 million

How many tonnes of CO2 are saved per year by endlessly recycling most of the 76% end-of-use glass bottles and jars collected throughout Europe into new production. The only limit to using more recycled glass is availability and quality.

90% by 2030

Our “Close the Glass Loop” multi-stakeholder platform launched in 2019 with the ambition to increase glass collection up to 90%. More collected glass will mean more recycled glass to put into the bottle-to-bottle loop, thereby generating even fewer CO2 emissions.

50% per tonne

How much energy we’ve cut per tonne of glass in the last 40 years. By reducing the amount of energy needed to produce glass, we’re increasing efficiency rates, producing more with less energy and driving competitiveness in our sector by reducing operating costs.

Endless recycling

Once produced, glass is a permanent material that can be endlessly recycled into new products. One of the best ways to reduce energy and our CO2 footprint is to use more recycled glass (“cullet”). In this way, we replace virgin materials and avoid CO2 emissions released when virgin materials are first transformed into glass, as well as lowering melting temperatures.  For every 10% of cullet added to the batch, energy consumption goes down by 3% and CO2 by 5%.

20% reduction in weight

By reducing the weight of glass bottles (20% on average), our companies have created some of the world’s lightest bottles while retaining quality and environmental performance. New right weight technologies mean less raw material, less energy and less CO2.