Pernod Ricard becomes Glass Futures member after ground breaking bottles trial

Glass Futures is delighted to announce that Pernod Ricard has become a member of Glass Futures as part of its drive to build a more sustainable future for glass manufacturing.

It follows a ground breaking trial with Encirc and on 3 million Jameson Whiskey bottles, which leveraged the use of biofuels and recycled glass content to reduce the carbon footprint of glass manufacturing by 90%.

Additionally, in a global spirits industry first, our colleagues at The Absolut Company are also moving to a partly hydrogen energy-fired glass furnace to create all its iconic bottles globally – a full-scale change that will see a 20% reduction in its carbon footprint from glass.

Richard Katz, Chief Executive Officer of Glass Futures said: “At Glass Futures we bring together global supply chains, with common problems, to enable a revolutionary change in glass manufacture to decarbonise both the glass and foundation industries. We’re delighted that Pernod Ricard, a global wine and spirits company committed to being sustainable and responsible, has joined our membership. We hope the trials into new low carbon fuels and technologies will drive innovations in the glass supply chain and support our members on their journey to net zero.”

We’re making huge strides in reducing the carbon footprint of our glass packaging.

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A not-for-profit membership organisation, Glass Futures connects the global glass industry and academia to deliver R&D and innovation, ensuring glass making’s future is built on high value and fully sustainable, zero-carbon products.

Glass Futures in collaboration with the global glass industry is delivering the world’s first openly accessible, commercially available, multi-disciplinary glass melting facility, The Global Centre of Excellence in St Helens, UK with provision for research and development trials to decarbonise the global glass and foundation industries.

The 165,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility will be capable of producing up to 30 tonnes of glass per day in a purposefully designed research and development furnace. Members, researchers and industry leaders will collaborate and experiment with different energy sources, raw materials and technologies to demonstrate solutions leading to sustainable energy usage in the glass-making process.