Lunch and Learn Tour of Owens Illinois Glass

  • March 05, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Owens Illinois Toano Plant, 150 Industrial Blvd, Toano, VA 23168.
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  • Lunch and Learn Tour of the Owens Illinois Glass facility in Toano Virginia.

Lunch and Learn - Owens Illinois

Thursday - March 5, 2020

Please join us for a VRA Lunch and Learn opportunity to see glass manufacturing in action. Learn more about how O-I uses recycled glass in their manufacturing process  - and what we can do to improve the way we recycle glass in Virginia.    

The O-I Glass Toano Plant makes 1.9 million bottles everyday. The tour will visit the cullet piles (recycled glass) and move to the furnace where glass and the three other raw materials (sand, soda ash and lime stone) and melted and then poured into molding machines to form the bottles, cooled down and finally the packing for shipment to their customers. 

Sign up fast - space is limited to 15 people.

Cost:  $25 VRA members

150 Industrial Blvd, Toano, VA 23168

What to wear: boots, no open toed shoes or heels, long pants, long sleeve shirt recommended - just like you would when visitin a MRF.


11:00am - 12:00pm   Presentation and tour

12:15pm    Lunch and networking

For VRA members who are interested in the process, but can’t attend the tour,
O-I encourages them to view this short YouTube video called “Fire and Sand”.

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