Can maker Ball move towards zero waste

Ball Corporation drove down is energy use and has made about a third of its plants waste free.

Of Ball’s 64 global manufacturing plants 21 have now achieved zero waste to landfill status.

The company, which this week announced its sustainability achievements, also said due to its energy efficiency efforts around the world it had achieved a 4.8% reduction of its Climate Intensity Index, compared to the 2010 baseline. The company is aiming to reach a 10% cut by 2015.

Ball increased energy efficiency by approximately 5% in its global beverage, food and aerosol can businesses, it also increased the amount of reused and recycled waste from 44% to 57% and reduced the amount of waste that is landfilled from 30% to 22% since 2010.

“We have made significant strides since we issued our third comprehensive biennial sustainability report in early 2012, particularly within our operations, which help reduce our environmental footprint and benefit the bottom line over time,” said Bjoern Kulmann, Ball’s director of sustainability.

“Balancing our economic, environmental and social impacts is a major focus of Ball’s Drive for 10 vision, and our emphasis on the triple-bottom line positions us for greater long-term success.”

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