Environment and Sustainability

We work to make a difference by focusing on glass packaging – which is 100% endlessly recyclable.

We achieve this difference by:
    • •Planning glass productions at factories that include more recycled glass cullet than ever in the manufacturing process.
    • •Increasing our inventory of ECO bottles, which are up to 40% lighter than30 years ago
    • •Stocking over 75 light-weighted bottles that use less energy and raw materials to produce.
We are working to reducing our Carbon Footprint by:
    • •Ordering the vast majority of our products from the United States
    • •Coordinating our shipments from Europe to maximize cargo space, reducing the number of times the ships travel across the ocean.
    • •Coordinating our local and long haul deliveries thus reducing the number of trucks traveling the highways as well as the hours spent on the road.
    • •We coordinate deliveries to reduce the amount of time a truck is on the road- reducing fuel emissions and energy consumption.
    • •Light weighted loads can contain an extra 2 pallets per truck or require less fuel for the same number of pallets!
    • •Replacing trucks in our fleet with the most fuel efficient models available
We also follow meaningful practices with accessory packaging materials we utilize by:
    • •Purchasing recyclable corrugated and partitions made with recycled content
    • •Recycling  all of our out dated, over aged and damaged glass and corrugated.
    • •Recycling all of our plastic shrink wrap materials.


As Waterloo Container is a distributor, we rely on our manufacturing partners to provide up-to-date information about their  Environmental Impact and Sustainability Practices.  Please refer to our Partners pages to learn more about the individual vendor sustainability practices and certifications.

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