Australian container glass packager Orora has awarded Zippe the contract to design and deliver a glass beneficiation facility.

The new beneficiation plant adjacent to Orora's glass manufacturing facility in Gawler, South Australia will enable the Orora to procure more beverage glass through established sources and new container deposit schemes to increase the amount of recycled content in its glass packaging.

This will deliver sustainability benefits, including a reduction in the amount of energy (and Co2 emissions) and in virgin materials deployed to manufacture glass, and will divert waste away from landfill.

The glass beneficiation plant, expected to be commissioned by the first half of 2022, will provide Orora with more capacity and technology to meet its sustainability goals.