Customer Area
frenes

Protecting the environment

Our vision for the future

The actions of the VOA are part of a national (Verre Avenir) and European (European Container Glass Federation) movement whose aim is to recycle 75% of glass coming from households. More than 7 glass bottles out of 10 are recycled in France, that’s 74.6 %. Recycling issues aim to improve the environmental footprint, respect the environment, create economic and social value, and preserve natural resources for the future generations.

Ecological stake

Recycling enables to avoid the disposal of more than 2 million tons of household waste.

Environmental benefits

Glass is 100% and indefinitely recyclable.

Using cullet (waste glass for melting down to be reused) and mixing raw natural materials (sand, limestone and sodium carbonate) requires less energy power and reduces the impact on the environment. In this way, using up to 95% of cullet in our furnaces, means:

  • Saving raw materials, water and energy;
  • Reducing CO2 emissions;
  • Reducing household waste;
  • Improving energy efficiency in the process.

The modernization of the 2 VOA furnaces has allowed a reduction of the environmental footprint by 5 to 8 %.

Regional dynamics

VOA is a responsible actor in the local community. Since 1980, it recycles glass in the Occitanie region, in partnership with local and regional groups.

Eco conception

The ECOVA label is conceived to optimize the production process and to reduce environmental footprint as much as possible.

  • Added cullet: 10 % extra cullet allows a 3 % reduction in energy and a 5 % reduction in CO2 emission;
  • Client proximity: haulage costs and CO2 emission are reduced through client proximity;
  • Electrofilters enable the reduction of dust emissions.

ISO 14001 certification

VOA-Verrerie d’Albi and Verallia’s factories are ISO 14001 certified. The ISO 14000 standard provides practical tools for business managers, staff and partners looking to improve their environmental performance.

Certification ISO14001

  • Utilisation du calcin pour la fabrication de bouteilles en verre
  • La cathédrale d'Albi et le pont vieux dans le Tarn

Custom creation

Our clients

  • PERRIN &  FILS
  • Bacardi
  • HUILERIE PHILIPPE VIGEAN
  • Get 27
  • UNISOURCE SAS => OK
  • COSTIERES DE POMEROLS
  • Eristoff
  • EAUX DE SOURCE DE SAINT-GEORGE
  • MIGUEL TORRES
  • CELLIERS JEAN D'ALIBERT
  • GERARD BERTRAND
  • RAVOIRE & FILS
  • GRANDISSIME
  • CAVE ROQUEBRUN
  • VIGNOBLES JEANJEAN
  • UCC DE CEBAZAN
  • CASTEL
  • MAISON SAINT AIX
  • PERNOD RICARD 51
  • BIO PLANETE
  • SICSOE
  • DISTRIBUTION DU DOMAINE D'UBY
  • DOMAINES MONTARIOL DEGROOTE
  • SOURCES SOULTZMATT
  • FRONTIGNAN COOPERATIVE
  • PERNOD RICARD - RICARD
  • BERNARD MAGREZ
  • ADVINI
  • SOBEMAB

Our partners

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