Austrian herb and spice manufacturer Kotányi tapped into the spirit of the times by introducing its ergonomically shaped herb and spice mill with an integrated grinder. The grinding mechanism has been improved over the years and – thanks to glass packaging manufacturer Vetropack – the weight of the mill itself has also been steadily reduced to make it more sustainable from 127 to 108 grams, while capacity increased from 97 ml to 101 ml.Read more
For more than 100 years, O-I has been innovating and transforming the glass packaging industry. Their current ambition? To reinvent and reimagine glass-making so the circularity of glass meets the potential of MAGMA melting technology, lowcarbon alternative fuels, and light-weighted glass packaging.Read more
The innovative Echovai solution by Vetropack Group showcases the world’s first returnable bottle made of tempered lightweight glass. The Echovai bottle won the Swiss Packaging Award 2023 in the Technology category, acknowledging the bottle’s innovative design which not only reduces its weight, but also contains a strong resistance to abrasion resulting in higher circulation rates. A first pilot project with the Austrian brewery Mohrenbrauerei confirmed this. The containers are not only more durable, the logistics effort and the CO2 emissions per bottle are also reduced with Echovai.
Codorníu and Verallia have joined forces to launch the lightest and most sustainable bottle of Cava on the market! The new design weighs only 775 grams, saving around 125 grams per bottle, while still guaranteeing the same strength, quality, and elegance.Read more
As we all strive for a more sustainable future, people all over Europe are taking more steps to reduce their environmental footprint and becoming more vocal in their expectations that businesses do more to help them make more sustainable choices. But how to combine the quality and uniqueness of a handcrafted local product with increasing needs for more sustainable options? One option is adopting the new glass hallmark on bottles and jars, as Venetian brewer 32 Via dei Birrai has.Read more
By introducing Vetropack’s lightweight glass bottles for another beer in its range, Austria’s Mohrenbrauerei brewery is cutting its CO2 emissions. Vetropack’s robust, lightweight returnable bottle is creating a sensation in this corner of Austria: following Mohrenbräu Pfiff, Mohrenbräu Spezial is now the second beer available from this brewery in the practical and exceptionally sustainable 0.33-litre lightweight glass bottle from Vetropack. It reduces the carbon footprint by as much as 25 percent.Read more
A French consortium – formed by energy group ENGIE, glass furnace supplier Fives, and glass manufacturers Saverglass and Verescence – launched an ambitious R&D program in 2020 called VERCANE. The purpose? To support the industrial glass sector in its efforts to decarbonize glass production, by evaluating energy sources for a sustainable industrial process.Read more
When it comes to wine, what do consumers reach for? A new study by CSA and the Fédération des industries du verre shows that wine consumers prefer glass packaging, because of its recyclability and natural character.Read more