Amcor Glass is a leader in environment responsibility and recycling. In 1999, Amcor became one of the first members of the National Packaging Covenant in Australia. The Covenant aims to reduce the impact of packaging products on the environment. The company is also a strong supporter of the Beverage Industry Recycling Council and the Buy Recycling Business Alliance. Amcor's Environment Policy requires that environmental responsibility is integrated into work practices, training and decision-making.
As testament to its environment responsibilities, Amcor Glass has secured the vast majority of South Australia's recycling glass. The plant uses 40% recycled glass, or cullet, as raw material in the final glass-bottle manufacturing process.
The plant also recycles all in-house water, resulting in significant savings in water consumption.
An extensive tree-planting program of local native species has been undertaken to minimise the visual impact of the new plant in the area.