Şişecam Produced Turkey’s Lightest Mineral Water Bottle

November 16, 2022 Latest Updates1

In line with its “CareforNext” strategy emphasizing the Company’s vision for sustainability, Şişecam generates significant value globally by developing products that meet the changing needs of the planet, Şişecam’s latest product development for this goal is Turkey’s lightest mineral water bottle. The environmentally friendly mineral water bottle is specially designed to be lightweight compared to other bottles in the market. Production of this innovative product requires less energy and raw materials while reducing carbon dioxide emissions related to manufacturing and transportation.

16.11.2022 – The production of Şişecam’s 110 grams ultra- light weight mineral water bottle features 15% less production-based carbon dioxide concentration compared to a 130-gram standard mineral water bottle. In addition to the cost-benefit gained by reducing the number of semi-trailer trucks needed for transport, an approximate 14% decrease is projected in carbon emissions per kilometer.

Şişecam aims to help save the planet with its innovative glass packaging designs and reducing products weight, by lowering energy use and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in production and transport. In addition, Şişecam seeks to transform people’s lives by offering sustainable products that meet the changing needs of the planet and society.

The innovative mineral water bottles, produced at Şişecam Yenişehir Glass Packaging Plants, are now found on grocery store shelves in an enticing emerald green color. Already offered for sale in Turkey, the ultra-light mineral water bottles are planned to be presented to global markets in 2023.

About Şişecam

Şişecam was founded in 1935 to establish Turkey’s glass industry in line with the vision of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Today, Şişecam is a strong global player in the fields of glass and chemicals. Şişecam is the only global company operating in all core areas of glass production – including flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, and glass fiber. Currently, Şişecam ranks among the world’s top two manufacturers of glassware and the top five producers of glass packaging and flat glass. Şişecam is one of the three largest soda ash producers in the world and the world leader in chromium chemicals.

Şişecam plays a leading role in the flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, chemicals, automotive, glass fiber, mining, energy and recycling business lines. Şişecam operates production facilities in Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Egypt, India, and the USA in addition to Turkey.

Şişecam is taking major steps towards its goal of becoming one of the world’s top three manufacturers in its main fields of activity. Driven forward by its highly competent human resources and smart technologies, Şişecam is continuously transforming its digital infrastructure and corporate culture taking into account the needs of the future. With 86 years of experience and 24,000 employees, Şişecam conducts production activities in 14 countries on four continents and operates a sales network in more than 150 countries worldwide. Şişecam is moving forward on its growth journey in line with its Global Excellence strategy and powered by an inclusive approach that supports the development of its entire ecosystem. Şişecam takes responsibility for protecting the planet, empowering society and transforming lives under its CareforNext strategy, which is compliant with and centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Şişecam uses all its experience and competencies to promote sustainable development in every aspect. 


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