At Luxe Pack Monaco, held on 03-05 October, 2022, the Brazilian manufacturer of glass packaging presented its latest innovations and investments in sustainability.
Among other things, Wheaton Brasil detailed its recent investments in renewable energy. In particular, the company is the first glass manufacturer in the world to use biogas to replace part of its consumption of natural gas. Obtained from the decomposition of organic matter, biogas will allow Wheaton to reduce their annual CO2 emissions by approximately 7,000 tons, which is equivalent to more than 50,000 trees planted over a period of 20 years, according to the company’s estimates.
"Being the first company in our industry to use biogas for glass production is a source of great pride for us and demonstrates how Brazil is a country that increasingly stands out in the promotion and development of sustainable solutions," emphasizes Renato Massara Junior, commercial and marketing director of Wheaton.
Wheaton also presented its latest Ecoglass range to the international public attending Luxe Pack Monaco. This eco-designed collection offers lighter bottles requiring a reduced amount of glass material compared to traditional bottles. According to Wheaton, the collection allows a reduction in water and energy consumption, and a reduction of more than 30% in CO2 emissions. In addition, the thread of the bottles’ neck allows the pump to be unscrewed to facilitate refilling of the product and facilitates the separation of the pump and the glass for recycling operations.
"Taking into account the environmental question is an integral part of our business," emphasizes Renato Massara.