Vitaliano Torno

President Business Operations, Owens-Illinois & President, FEVE – the European Federation for Container Glass

Vitaliano Torno, is the current President of FEVE – The European container glass federation and is President of O-I Europe as well as Global Business Operations at O-I Glass Inc. (NYSE: O-I). He is President of O-I Europe as well as Global Business Operations at O-I Glass Inc. (NYSE: O-I) and member of O-I’s Global Leadership Team. He has more than 30 years of experience in the glass industry

A native of Italy, Torno has a degree in chemical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano University.

11:50 - 12:20 AM

Day - 2 11 Feb

The role of sustainable glass packaging in the circular economy

The world is moving from a take-make-dispose model to a circular economy where only products and materials which are re-useable and infinitely recyclable over and over again will make environmental and business sense. Glass is a permanent material that is good for the planet, people and society. For over 50 years, our industry has been a Circular Economy pioneer at the heart of a closed loop production system. By 2030 our industry wants to collect 90% of all glass packaging put on the market and by 2050 become a climate neutral packaging system. Our industry goals perfectly match with UN Goals 11 and 12.