Three ALPLA plants in Ger­many pro­duce climate-neutral

Emis­sion reduc­tion in Exter, Lübeck and Föritztal and regional refo­re­sta­tion project

Hard, 4 November 2021 – Fol­lo­wing the initial step of signi­fi­cantly redu­cing their CO2e emis­sions, ALPLA’s German plants in Exter, Lübeck and Föritztal have been made climate-neutral in accordance with Scopes 1 and 2 with the help of carbon cer­ti­fi­cates. A regional refo­re­sta­tion pro­ject is addi­tio­nally being supported.

CO2e accoun­ting was per­formed in early 2021 at the start of the pro­ject with the aim of signi­fi­cantly redu­cing the CO2e emis­sions of ALPLA’s German plants in Exter, Lübeck and Föritztal. The goal of redu­cing CO2e emis­sions as much as pos­sible was then announced, and this was achieved in the first step by means of a con­ver­sion to green elec­tri­city. This signi­fi­cantly lowered emis­sions from a good 22,000 tonnes of CO2e in 2020 to just under 2,000 tonnes of CO2e (Scopes 1 and 2) in 2021. For com­pa­rison pur­poses, this saving equates to the CO2e emis­sions of a good 4,400 pas­senger vehicles run nor­mally a year.

Regional refo­re­sta­tion project
In a second step, carbon cer­ti­fi­cates were purchased for the remai­ning 2,000 tonnes, to offi­ci­ally make the plants carbon-neutral in accordance with Scopes 1 and 2. With the focus being placed on regional off­set­ting, a fur­ther 500 tonnes of CO2e were vol­un­t­a­rily offset through a reforestation project. This addi­tional effort is sup­porting the refo­re­sta­tion of damaged areas and pre­ser­va­tion of the forest in Bösing­feld, which is around only 30 kilo­me­tres from the Exter plant.

The refo­re­sta­tion mea­sures are ser­ving to build up a healthy, envi­ron­men­tally stable mixed forest cove­ring an area of 1.25 hec­tares. ‘We are delighted to have been able to make a fur­ther three plants climate-neutral, thereby signi­fi­cantly fur­ther redu­cing our CO2e emis­sions. We are also espe­ci­ally delighted to be sup­porting a regional pro­ject with refo­re­sta­tion,’ says Georg Pescher, Mana­ging Director of ALPLA in Germany.


About the ALPLA Group
ALPLA is one of the leading companies involved in plastic packaging. Around 21,600 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, caps and moulded parts at its 178 sites across 45 countries. The high-quality packaging is used in a wide range of areas, including for food and drinks, cosmetics and care products, household detergents, washing and cleaning agents, pharmaceutical products, engine oils and lubricants.

ALPLA operates its own recycling plants for PET and HDPE in Austria, Poland and Spain, and in the form of joint ventures in Mexico and Germany. Other projects are being realised elsewhere around the world.


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