THE MOST SUSTAINABLE GLASS BOTTLE IN THE WORLD
Hrastnik1860 is pioneering decarbonization in glass packaging industry
Fulfilling brand’s green commitments. The major environmental impact of glass production is caused by atmospheric emissions from melting activities. The goal was set to find solution and we are proudly announcing that we just paved the way for bright and sustainable upcoming period in our industry.
The most sustainable glass bottle in the world yet is not only a breakthrough for Hrastnik1860, but above all represents proof that it is possible to make the much-needed transition.
The future is strongly relying on the sustainable actions. Hrastnik1860 is doing its part in this respect and work with inspiration to fulfil the set of climate and environmental commitments.
The main game changer is hydrogen
Hydrogen can be produced in several ways, one being when electric current splits water into oxygen and hydrogen, called electrolysis. The electricity needed for process preferably comes from renewable energy source, use of solar cells, making production and storage of renewable and green hydrogen gas possible.
The melted glass for first initial batch production of world’s first carbon free bottles in world involved renewable energy source as in use of solar cells, green hydrogen gas and external cullet collected from waste recycled glass. Oxygen and air were used as an oxidizer. Only emission produced in the glass making process is water vapour instead of carbon dioxide.
Glass quality is still important
Producing product with no significant impact on glass quality detected, made our hard work worthwhile. Energy efficiency in glass melting reached theoretical limitations in last decades, thus this significant technological improvement was very much needed.
Our focus to reduce our own carbon dioxide emissions in production processes has been priority for some time and it is with great pride we admire now this special series of bottles. Providing one of the clearest glass remains at the forefront of our mission, hand in hand with sustainability focus.
The climate law is already legally mandating climate neutrality by 2050
Technological innovations will be of key importance in the coming years for Hrastnik1860.
By implementing our upcoming projects, we are planning to replace a third of the fossil fuel consumption by 2025 using green energy, an increase of energy efficiency by 10% and decrease our carbon footprint by more than 25%. By 2030 we will ambitiously reduce our carbon footprint by more than 40% and going neutral by 2050.