Orora`s new glass processing plant in South Australia has begun operations, with the $25 million facility expected to recycle 150,000 tonnes of post-consumer glass each year, which will be shipped to the neighbouring company`s glass production plant. Orora CEO Brian Lowe and South Australian Deputy Premier Susan Close officially opened the highly automated facility this morning. The governments of South Africa and the Commonwealth have provided approximately $8 million in funding for the new facility. With just 12 employees and the latest optical technology, the highly automated facility will remove contaminants from used glass breakage through crushing, cleaning and sorting to provide shredded, non-polluting glass ready to be turned into new products. The new facility will allow the 900 million glass bottles produced at the company`s Gawler plant to be recycled at an average of 60% by 2025. All recycled glass is used by Orora for its beverages, including bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, kombucha, water and olive oil. The construction of the new plant took only a year to overcome supply chain issues and introduce the latest European technology for the automated sorting process. Brian Lowe, CEO of Orora, described the processing plant as an important milestone in the company`s sustainability journey. “Our new world-class processing plant is a significant achievement, as it will increase the amount of glass recycled in our manufactured products, allowing us to process up to 150,000 tonnes per year, the equivalent of approximately 330 million bottles of wine or 750 million bottles of beer. This not only advances Orora`s sustainability agenda, but also enhances our ability to support our customers` sustainability goals, contributing to the circular economy and sustainability of the Australian glass industry.
Lowe said, “With our new oxygen furnace at Gawler, we are offering our customers a low-emission, highly recycled product. Close said: “Consumers are increasingly demanding recycled packaging, and this project makes a significant contribution to the circular economy and sustainability of the glass industry in the state. “We appreciate the investments made by the Commonwealth and South African governments – they are in line with the government`s focus on increasing Australia`s capacity to produce high-quality recycled raw materials, investing in recycling and waste management infrastructure and creating new opportunities for resource recovery and reuse.” Lowe said the company sees plenty of growth opportunities in the domestic glass sector, saying, “Australia is still a net importer of glass bottles that could be made here and would reduce emissions in transit.” Lowe also said the beginnings of the rapprochement in Australia`s trade relationship with China were obvious, but said Orora did not foresee a resumption of wine trade, for which the company is a major supplier of glass bottles. Since the entry into force of the wine tariffs, which halted most Australian wine exports to China, Orora has turned to new lines of business and replaced any lost business. Lowe said: “Any easing of restrictions would be good news, and we would be willing to supply winemakers, but we have to wait and see.” A transition away from plastic bottles hasn`t started yet, with Lowe saying that when it happens, it will be aluminum cans rather than glass bottles. The company will invest about $200 million in the production of cans over the next three to four years. Posts:4 Our brand name ORORO (pronounced Oh ROAR oh) was influenced by the first name of the superhero X-Men Storm. Storm is able to control the weather and adapt to extreme weather conditions. It fits our business perfectly – never let the cold dictate our lives. We are from the Midwest and understand how the cold can affect your full enjoyment of life! That`s why we developed ORORO Heated Apparel in 2015. ORORO`s current product range includes heated jackets, vests, hoodies, gloves, mittens and socks.
With over 300,000 satisfied customers, ORORO is often on the cutting edge of technology and helps you enjoy life in cold climates. For more information, see www.ororowear.com. LAS VEGAS, Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ORORO, a apparel company that designs heated clothing for everyday use, announces a new multi-year partnership with world champions Kansas City Chiefs. ORORO, a cutting-edge apparel company, announces a new multi-year partnership with world champion Kansas City Chiefs. “We are thrilled to partner with ORORO, a Kansas City-based company that is a leader in the heated apparel category,” said Kim Hobbs, vice president of partnerships and premium sales for chefs. “As we know, end-season games are when the elements add an extra edge to our team, and with the ORORO product line, our staff and fans will be better equipped to make Arrowhead Stadium the best home advantage in the NFL, no matter the weather. We are a company specializing in heated clothing for all areas of life. Originally from the Midwest, we know the cold very well. In 2015, ORORO started with the idea of a jacket that can provide warmth even on the coldest days of the year. The idea gave birth to a product that can be your favorite jacket at almost any time of the year – fall, winter and spring – and doesn`t break the bank.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to these choices. I love my new navy blue ORORO vest! The advanced battery powers the heating elements of the vest and keeps me warm even on our last cold New England mornings! Plus, the vest is comfortable and looks great!! The support provided by ORORO`s customer service team is first class! We live our mission and aim to ensure warmth and comfort when one of our products is used. We want to open up new possibilities for you to enjoy nature! Cold weather shouldn`t stop anyone from spending time outdoors for their favorite activities, whether it`s hunting, tailgating, or just walking your dog. We would appreciate sharing your experience with us; We deeply appreciate it and it helps us know that we are succeeding in our mission! I bought a jacket to the plug in my normal size and it was extremely large for me, and I didn`t find it hot. The battery was also extremely large in the pocket and rested uncomfortably on my hip bone. It was non-exchangeable and when I left a review (not negative at all, only the sizes were large), I was contacted by customer service and they kindly and unexpectedly offered me a gift card and returned the item I had purchased.