Visy hits recycled glass milestone on way to industry-leading target

Visy has achieved an average of 63 per cent recycled glass in its packaging across Australia and New Zealand (this financial year to date).

The achievement represents a 5 per cent increase compared to the 2023 financial year.

The figure is higher for recycled coloured glass (amber and green) at 75 per cent, on average, across Visy’s operations this financial year to date.

More recycled glass means less landfill and less energy use, said Visy’s GM of sustainability, Kate Baker.

“A Visy glass container with 70 per cent recycled content uses up to 30 per cent less energy to make than a container with no recycled content.”

Paul Vine, GM Visy Glass, said Visy is working with its customers to continually increase the amount of recycled glass the company uses in its packaging.

“We’re getting up to 90 per cent recycled glass into some of our green and amber bottles, creating a more sustainable product, keeping glass out of landfill and reducing our reliance on virgin material,” said Vine.

“Thanks to investments like Visy’s $50 million upgrade at Laverton glass recycling, we’re getting close to our target of an average of 70 per cent recycled glass in our bottles and jars across Australia and New Zealand.”

Investments underway in NSW and Queensland, including a $500m glass recycling and manufacturing facility in Yatala south of Brisbane, will see Visy further increase the recycled content in glass containers over the coming years.

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