Trail to Sustainability

At Silgan Closures, it’s our mission to protect the world’s food supply, and it’s our responsbility to help protect the world’s natural resources. We are excited about our trail to sustainability, and we’d like YOU to join us.

2020 Progress:

Green House Gas Intensity Reduction


Electricity Intensity Reduction


Landfill Waste Reduction


Our trail starts with the products we make. The good news is that all of our closures are 100% recyclable. That means if you’re using Silgan Closure, you’re already helping to make a big impact.


Are You Compliant?

Tethered Closure

Stay up-to-date with the latest regulations.

Using Recycled Material

Recycled Materials for Closures

PCR (post-consumer resin) caps are available.

SME Insights


Global Regulation Insights from the experts.

Using Plant-Based Material

Plant Based Materials for Closures

Silgan offer a number of Bio-Resin products.

Consumers Accept Tethered Closures


Watch the video to learn how using tethered closures boosts recycling.

Using Less Material


Check our our coldfill lightweight starting lineup.

Become a Demand Champion

APR_Demand Champion Badge

Due to our increased use of PCR, we’ve become an APR Recycling Demand Champion. We encourage you to do the same.


As we embark on our trail to sustainability, we’re collecting data, setting Science-Based Targets, and navigating to achieve them.

Science-Based Targets

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Learn About Science-Based Targets and make the commitment to net zero emissions.

Our Plants Are on the Trail


Watch our sustainable plants video to see what we’re doing to make and impact.

Carbon Disclosure Project


We are providing transparency with our environmental progress through the CDP.

Better Plants

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Join the Better Plants Program to boost your plants’ energy efficiency.


One of the most imporant ways you can help make your community more systainable is by recyling. Check out the organizations and their programs below to learn how we can improve recycling.


The Recycling Partnership- LOGO

The Recycling Partnership (TRP) is a national force for improving recycling. Learn about numbers projects that are helping to increase recycling rates around the US.

Community Stories

Green Tree- LOGO

Silgan Closures teams up with Neshannock Township for new plastic picnic tables made from upcycled closures.

Sustainable Packaging Coalition- LOGO

Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) promotes innovation and education within the packaging community.

Silgan Safety Pyramid

Have you heard of Henrich’s safety pyramid? We think it’s the most effective way to focus on safety at the plant by recording near misses. This way, you are focusing on situations you can improve before an injury happens. Check out Silgan’s version of the safety pyramid by clicking on the above image.

APR Logo

Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) is dedicated to the purpose of guiding global manufacturing and consumption of commercial plastics.

We Can’t Do It
Without You

We’re at the trail head to sustainability.

We are excited about where we are headed and what we will learn.

Please join us so we can summit Net Zero together.

What Can We Do for You Today?

Silgan Closures
Corporate Headquarters & Innovation Center

1140 31st Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
(get directions)
or call
(630) 515-8383

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