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EPA Awards ENERGY STAR Certification to O-I Brockway

Jess Baker
 | Head of Content & Editorial Strategy, O-I Glass

O-I Glass’s Brockway facility in Brockport, Pennsylvania, has earned the ENERGY STAR® Certification from the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency. The ENERGY STAR certification recognizes superior energy efficiency and signifies that O-I’s Brockway glass manufacturing plant performs in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide.

Manufacturers must meet strict EPA energy efficiency performance levels to be awarded an ENERGY STAR certification. To earn the ENERGY STAR, O-I Brockway increased energy efficiency through a combination of increasing cullet use, improving lehr curves, reducing energy during peak periods, improved furnace energy stability, incorporated forehearth burners and added energy-efficient motors.

“Our team continues its drive for new and innovative ways to conserve energy associated with producing sustainable glass packaging,” said Bo Preston, Plant Manager for O-I Brockway. “Achieving our ENERGY STAR certification is not just a win for Brockway, but it is a win for all of our North American facilities as we drive for our collective sustainability.”

At O-I, we love glass. It’s the perfect material to support the circular economy. It’s made from four readily available materials – silica sand, limestone, soda ash, and recycled glass. It’s 100% recyclable and infinitely recyclable. It can be recycled time and time again, endlessly, without a loss in quality.

Our sustainability journey is about more than what we make – it’s about how we make it. Our vision is to be the most innovative, sustainable, chosen supplier of brand-building packaging solutions. The ENERGY STAR certification acknowledges investments at our Brockway facility. Our work to lead the way to sustainably produce sustainable packaging is evident worldwide; you can see it in our plants from Villotta, France, to Waco, Texas, USA to Zipaquira, Colombia. You can read more of our sustainability success stories on our website.

Jess Baker
Jess Baker
Head of Content & Editorial Strategy, O-I Glass
Jess Baker loves to tell a good story. You've seen her work on The Weather Channel,, and She's a runner, a mom, and a die-hard Springsteen fan.
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