Encirc recognised as a ‘Planet Saver’ in The NI Chamber Business Awards
Leading glass bottle manufacturer and filler Encirc – a Vidrala company – has been recognised by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a ‘Planet Saver’ for its efforts to create a more sustainable future.
The accolade was given in the NI Chamber Business Awards in November and took into account a number of environmentally responsible initiatives Encirc has rolled out over the last 12 months.
From its site in Derrylin, Encirc conducted a ground-breaking trial to create the world’s most sustainable glass bottles, working closely with industry research body Glass Futures. In the world-first project, the manufacturer was able to make containers from 100% recycled glass, using only the energy from low-carbon biofuels. Because of this, the company was able to prove it could reduce the carbon footprint of each of the millions of bottles it makes every year by up to 90%.
Also in 2021, Encirc and its parent company, Vidrala, partnered with Forest Nation to plant more than 100,000 trees in Tanzania. As well as helping with climate restoration, the new ‘Vidrala Forest’ will directly support local communities by employing women and addressing food poverty.
Adrian Curry, Managing Director at Encirc, said: “Everything we do as a business needs to positively impact the people who work with us, as well as the places we call home. We’re delighted to be recognised as a Planet Saver, and we’ll continue work towards our ambitious decarbonisation targets, while also giving back to the communities around our facilities, and support others around the world.”
For more information about Encirc, visit www.encirc360.com