Continuing on Our Path to a More Sustainable Future

At Silgan, we believe our lasting impact will be a cleaner and healthier environment for our children and a society that offers them an equal chance to contribute and the ability to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

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Trail to Sustainability

At Silgan Closures, it is our mission to protect the world’s food supply, and it is our responsibility to help protect the world’s natural resources. Please join us as we navigate sustainable products, operations, and communities.

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Our Sustainable Solutions & Vision


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Customer Satisfaction

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Our Elements of Sustainability



  1. PCR, Tethered, Lightweight, & Bio-based closures
  2. Corporate Carbon Footprint
  3. Life Cycle Assessments


  1. Sustainability reporting including SBT, CDP & Ecovadis
  2. Calculated scopes 1,2 and 3 with facility based emission factors
  3. Renewable energy, Energy usage & waste reduction


  1. Improving recycling with partnerships
  2. Community outreach
  3. Diversity, Equity Inclusion

Our Plastic, Aluminum and Steel closures are 100% recyclable

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Our Sustainable Operations

As we continue to embark on our trail to sustainability, we’re collecting data, setting Science-Based Targets, and working with Better Plants for advice on improving and collecting data to provide transparency through the CDP. All of these actions lead to Net Zero by 2050.


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Silgan has signed a commitment letter with SBT in efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050

We have two main goals to reduce or electricity emissions: 1.) use less electricity and 2.) use renewable energy

Silgan and Emvita are training plants to increase recycling to reduce landfill waste, with a 17% reduction since 2019


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Our Sustainable Products

If you’re using a Silgan Closure, you’re already helping to make an impact. The good news is that all of our closures are 100% recyclable. Please contact us to learn about our sustainable products below

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Our Sustainable Communities

One of the most important ways you can help reduce carbon emissions is by recycling. Check out the organizations and their programs below to learn how we can increase recycling rates.

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

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

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

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Be a Demand Champion

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

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

Sustainable Communities with Scarce

A nonprofit dedicated to keeping resources out of the landfill

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Scarce was found in 1991 with the Book Rescue. This was the idea of “rescuing” gently used books from going in the landfill, instead putting them into the hands of those who need them

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