Presentation on theme: "Glass Packaging Institute – Industry Update"— Presentation transcript:
1Glass Packaging Institute – Industry Update Bryan Vickers, GPICarolina Recycling AssociationAnnual ConferenceMyrtle Beach, SCApril 10, 2013Glass is ENDLESSLY Recyclable
2About the GPIThe Glass Packaging Institute represents the North American glass container industry:6 member glass container producers33 associate member supplier companiesThrough GPI, glass container manufacturers advocate job preservation and industry standards; provide education; and promote sound energy, environmental, and recycling policies.
3About the GPI48 glass container plants in 22 states comprise a $5.5 billion dollar industry102 glass container furnaces produce approximately 30 billion glass food, beverage, cosmetic, spirits, wine, and beer containers annuallyThe industry employs approximately 2,600 salaried and represented hourly employees in the five California glass plants, 380 in the Verallia Washington state plant and 220 in the OI Portland plant. Approximately 18,000 employees nationwide.
42011 U.S. Glass Container Shipments by Category Source: Glass Packaging Institute (GPI)
52012 U.S. Glass Container Shipments by Category Source: Glass Packaging Institute (GPI)
6U.S. Glass Container Shipments & Production 2012 vs. 2011 Categories20122011ShipmentsProductionFood-3.6%-0.4%NA Beverages+1.5%-8.9%Beer+2.0%+2.8%Liquor+0.8%+1.2%RTD Alcohol-9.2%-8.4%Wine+1.0%-0.3%Other+10.7%FLATTOTAL+0.5%+0.4%Source: Glass Packaging Institute
7GPI Industry Recycling Goals: Achieve 50% Recycled Content by 2013 First Objective:Preserve U.S. jobs in an “Energy Intensive, Trade Exposed” environment:Improve global competitivenessReduce foreign energy dependencySupport improved materials management models, many of which currently face serious economic and performance challenges
8GPI Industry Recycling Goals: Achieve 50% Recycled Content by 2013Second Objective:Drive industry sustainability initiativesConserve energySave raw materialsReduce air emissions … including NOx, SOx, PM, and greenhouse gases (e.g. CO2)“Reduce/Reuse” in all aspect of plant operations … water, cardboard, lubricants, electricity, etc.
9Achieving the GoalTo achieve goal must improve the quantity and quality of recovered recycled glass:Partnerships with stakeholders to improve glass recycling/recovery ratesImproved data collection/analysisEffective legislative initiatives at federal and state levelsA single-stream recycling best practices “SWOT” analysis, including processing technologiesExpanded bar, restaurant, and hotel collection programsA consumer glass recycling “ethic”
11Environmental Benefits of Glass Recycling Glass is 100% recyclable; it has an unlimited life and can be recycled endlesslyOver a ton of natural resources saved for every ton of glass recycledEnergy costs drop about 2-3% for every 10% recycled glass used in the manufacturing processSix tons of recycled container glass used equals one ton of carbon dioxide reduced
12Federal Activity: Glass Recycling-Related Issues “Request for Comments” on U.S. EPA Municipal Solid Waste Report:Covers national recycling rates, including those for glass – Currently Under Agency ReviewGPI and member companies asked EPA to:Examine “end markets” prior to issuing recycling rates for glass, including distinction between container and diversion marketsExamine “recovery” rates for the different collection programs (single stream, drop off, deposits, etc.)
13Federal Activity: Department of Energy/CEQ President Obama signed into law earlier this year legislation that includes consideration and a study examining the benefits of recycling in energy intensive manufacturing processes.Congress, through the DOE and the CEQ will begin working with stakeholders to determine study parameter this Spring.Glass container industry will seek a focus on input (i.e. use of recycled materials), rather than technology.
14State ActivityGPI and many member companies support policies and legislation at the state level that encourage closed loop recycling – recycling most likely to result in the reuse of collected materials in a manufacturing process. In 2013, GPI and several member companies have testified in support of legislation to accomplish these measures in Iowa, Indiana, Maryland and Texas.Support is not limited to container deposit refund programs, but also bar and restaurant legislation.
15Key Issue GPI is Following – Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) EPR is a financing mechanism now used in Europe and North America to partially fund packaging recovery and recycling systems.Packaging manufacturers have a responsibility to serve as, and develop, end markets to help maximize closed-loop recycling.Consumer deposit programs can be effectively utilized within an EPR system to create a more comprehensive and effective program.Deposits have proven to be highly effective to ensure quality recycling and are successful in many jurisdictions.At least 65% of recycled glass for GPI members is sourced from 10 statesMany unresolved issues at the state level where EPR is being addressed.15