Orora is to build an advanced glass beneficiation plant
Orora is to build an advanced glass beneficiation plant at the Gawler site in South Australia, assisted by an $8 million grant from the Commonwealth and South Australian Governments through the Recycling Modernisation Fund.
The beneficiation plant will enable the company to procure more beverage glass through established sources and container deposit schemes, which will increase the amount of recycled content in our glass packaging.
This is a big step in the sustainability journey, with benefits including a reduction in the amount of energy (and CO2 emissions) and virgin materials used to manufacture glass, as well as diverting waste away from landfill.
The commissioning of the plant aligns with Orora’s ambition to be a leading sustainable packaging solutions provider and supports Government aims to build Australia’s capacity to generate high value recycled commodities, invest in recycling and waste infrastructure, and create new opportunities to recover and reuse resources.
Caption: Orora containers leaving the IS machine