All systems green
In Switzerland, we began recycling glass in the 1970s. Using raw materials and energy responsibly is a key element in environmental sustainability. Vetropack creates economic, environmental and social value. Glass packaging – from waste glass recovery to recyclable premium product.
Glass is a natural substance and 100% recyclable without suffering any loss of quality. Glass is the embodiment of sustainable packaging and should always be the first choice for health-conscious and environmentally-aware consumers.
Sustainability and long-term commercial success go hand in hand. Operating sustainably secures our business success because energy efficiency and resource conservation result in cost savings that are commercially essential in order to be competitive.
For us, environmental protection is a factor for success in every way
- Sustainable production methods and sustainable products are currently highly popular
- Our customers expect to see environmental information about our products
- Action to increase energy efficiency has a positive effect on our CO2 balance and cost structure
- By using more used glass as a secondary raw material, consuming less energy and fewer materials, and optimising our waste management and emissions in the production process, we improve the environmental footprint of our glass packaging
Read more about ongoing projects here.
Recycling improves the environmental balance
Recycling is the way to go, both ecologically and economically. Reusing used glass has hugely improved the environmental balance of glass production in just a few decades: in the last 25 years, thanks to recycling and technological innovations, the European glass packaging industry has reduced its CO2 emissions and waste production by 74%. For the production of clear and brown glass, we can use up to 60% used glass, and for new green glass as much as 100%. The quality of the material that is collected and how it is processed are vital. In our production of glass packaging, we create added value in relation to all three aspects of sustainability: economic, social and environmental.
Lightweight and durable: more sustainability thanks to Echovai
Glass is one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging materials. It is made from natural resources, does not release any harmful substances and is 100 percent recyclable. To date, the only weak points of glass bottles have been their weight and resistance. With Echovai, Vetropack is the world's first manufacturer of glass packaging to develop a solution that significantly improves these aspects – and, at the same time, further increases the sustainability of glass packaging.