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NA | 09 November, 2023

Company Name : Encirc
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Over the past few years Encirc has worked with its partners to improve sustainability across the board – from innovative manufacturing methods to increasing the sustainability of supply chains. In 2021, its world-first trial with Glass Futures proved that glass containers could be made using biofuels instead of natural gas while using up to 100% recycled cullet. Following the project, Encirc ensured the details and results were made available for the whole industry to access and learn from. Products made in the trial were bought and championed by some of the world’s leading drinks brands including Heineken, Diageo and Carlsberg. Encirc has also invested in creating a District Heating Network, supplying energy to the community around its Italian plant. The project saw the creation of a new electrostatic precipitator and a heat recovery system at the glass plant, as well as a continuous mode monitoring system ensuring the greatest level of energy can be shared with the network throughout the year. The project is reducing the amount of CO2 being released into the atmosphere by more than 3,000 tonnes a year, improving air quality in the area, and providing a sustainable supply of energy to local people. Logistically, Encirc is a champion of bulk shipping products through its unique 360 service, working with environmental consultancy Carbon Intelligence to show the significant carbon savings which can be made by importing wine to the UK via bulk shipping. The analysis found that product from the most popular wine-making regions (New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa) could reduce its shipping carbon footprint by over 50% if it was transported to the UK in bulk, rather than in bottles. Bulk shipping wine means that beverages are transported in larger quantities, rather than in pre-filled bottles on palettes. This means that three times the amount of wine can be shipped in the same journey. In 2021 this resulted in a saving of over 30,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

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