Ardagh Group

Our journey to zero waste

As part of our role in the circular economy, Ardagh Glass Packaging - North America investigated the possibilities of waste recovery and diverting waste from landfill.

In 2019 our glass facilities in Burlington, Wisconsin and Ruston, Louisiana successfully diverted 100% of their non-hazardous oily debris from landfill. By segregating oily debris in a special container and sorting through waste bin contents, the teams removed metals for recycling and then passed the remaining contents through a press. The press recovered free flowing oil, which was collected in drums and recycled. Any remaining oily debris solids were shredded, transferred to a pelletizer and formed into alternative fuel pellets.

Special thanks to our waste suppliers in helping us to identify recycling opportunities to ensure zero waste to landfill. We look forward to rolling out this new way of working with waste in our other production facilities.

Find out more about our sustainability initiatives in our 2021 Sustainability Report here.

Ardagh hydrogen investment with Absolut

Ardagh Group and Absolut Vodka co-invest in hydrogen-fired glass furnace in a global industry first

Ardagh Group S.A. and Absolut Vodka’s latest collaboration will enable the global spirits brand to become the first to move to a partly hydrogen energy-fired glass furnace for large-scale ...

3 Nov 2022

Ardagh in Africa invest in third furnace

Ardagh Glass Packaging – Africa additional capacity investment in Gauteng, South Africa

Ardagh Glass Packaging – Africa (AGP – Africa) today announced a further extension of its Nigel production facility in Gauteng, South Africa. This investment in a third furnace (N3) foll...

1 Nov 2022

Investment in STEM education in Germany

Ardagh Group announces a major 10-year investment in STEM education in Germany impacting 200,000+ students

Ardagh Group S.A. today announced a major multi-year grant to Wissensfabrik to deliver science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to students in primary and secondary ...

11 Oct 2022

Ardagh's new solar energy in Netherlands

Ardagh Group's new solar energy across the Netherlands

Ardagh Group S.A., (inclusive of Ardagh Metal Packaging and Ardagh Glass Packaging) and its renewable energy partners Eneco and Zoncoalitie are delighted to announce the start of constructio...

6 Oct 2022