News, 30.03.2017

For the sake of the environment

Sustainable transport of used glass

Last year Vetropack Ltd saved around 5,457 lorry journeys for transporting used glass and as a result reduced CO2 emissions by around 2,971 tonnes.

Vetropack Ltd transports a large proportion of its used glass by train. To do this, the Vetrorecycling department works with SBB Cargo (the freight transport company operated by Swiss Federal Railways). In 2016, almost 71,000 tonnes of used glass travelled by rail from the individual regional warehouses to the processing plants at Vetropack's glassworks. Freight transport also produces CO2, but in much smaller quantities than lorry transport.