Reduce the amount of natural resources used, reduce the generation of waste by reuse, and recycling more as we drive towards a “Zero Waste” organization.
Our Raw Materials & Waste Vision
We are committed to reducing the natural resources we use and the waste we generate. O-I continues to design out waste by increasing recycled content in our products, making glass production a circular process. The O-I sustainable waste management initiative aims to reduce the amount of natural resources used, eliminate the generation of waste, and increase recycling as we drive towards being a “Zero Waste” organization.
Globally, our glass products currently contain an average of 38% cullet by tons packed. Every 10% of recycled glass used in production leads to a 5% reduction in carbon emissions and a 3% reduction in energy use.
Managing and Eliminating Waste Generation
The Packaging of Packaging – Wood
The Packaging of Packaging – Paper
The Packaging of Packaging – Plastic Film
Better Use of Raw Materials
Increasing Cullet Rate – Circular Economy
Increasing Cullet Rate – Promoting Recycling
Every year O-I prevents more than five million tons of glass from going to landfills by keeping it in the circular economy making us a net negative contributor to landfills.
JIM NORDMEYER (He/Him)
VP, GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainability in Action
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O-I Glass Issues 2021 Sustainability Report
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Peru’s Plaza Vea Supermarkets Make Recycling Easy with #ReciclaConsciente
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