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Visy hits milestone on way to industry-leading target

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They have hit a new high—achieving an average of 63% recycled glass in their packaging across Australia and New Zealand (this financial year to date). The achievement represents a 5% increase compared to the 2023 financial year. 

The figure is higher for recycled coloured glass (amber and green) at 75%, on average, across our operations this financial year to date.  

More recycled glass means less landfill and less energy use, says Visy’s General Manager of Sustainability Kate Baker. 

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

We are working with our customers to continually increase the amount of recycled glass we use in our packaging, says Paul Vine, General Manager Visy Glass. 

“We’re getting up to 90% 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.” 

“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% 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 coming years.  

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