April 10, 2020
Together with the local authorities and the primary school in Enzesfeld Lindabrunn, our metal beverage team in Austria organised an educational sustainability programme last year to:
• Promote metal packaging and recycling
• Share our process for producing aluminium cans
• Showcase the raw materials we use in our production process
• Raise awareness of our products amongst the local community.
During the interactive event, our Enzesfeld team, local adults and children were invited to collect as many aluminium cans to contribute towards local and European recycling targets.
Our Enzesfeld Quality Manager, Burkhard Steurer, visited with the local primary school to share with the children what the benefits are for metal and recycling. The children were also invited to tour our Enzesfeld production facility. A total of 243kg of aluminium cans were collected and recycled, helping to reach recycling targets set by the European Commission as part of their Circular Economy plan.
The European Commission’s Metal Beverage Europe, Austria: Sustainability education Circular Economy plan aims to create an economy which “closes the loop” of material lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use, benefiting both the environment and the economy. One of our long-term sustainability goals is to have at least one Community Involvement Project (CIP) per production facility by 2025. Enzesfeld’s initiative is an excellent example of how each of our locations can engage with and invest in the community, showcasing Ardagh as a reliable and responsible corporate citizen.
To learn more about our sustainability initiatives, read our Sustainability Report here.