2nd Glass for Europe workshop on flat glass recycling

2nd Glass for Europe workshop on flat glass recycling
Photo source
glassforeurope.com

Date: 9 May 2022

On May 5th 2022 Glass for Europe hosted its 2nd workshop on flat glass recycling.

Glass for Europe’s workshops provide a forum to glass and glazing national associations and flat glass manufacturers to discuss topics of high interest for the flat glass sector.

As for the previous workshop, which took place in February, 3 speakers presented 3 national cases:

  • Emilie Butaye, Head of Sustainability at InDUfed presented “Flat glass recycling in Belgium”
  • Piotr Kardas, Secretary General of Polish Glass presented “Flat glass recycling in Poland”
  • Paul Pearcy, Environment, Health and Safety Adviser at British Glass presented “Flat glass recycling in the UK”

What are the main barriers to end-of-life building glass recycling? In some cases, end-of-life building glass is mixed with other buildings materials and end up in landfills. This in mainly due to a lack of education and of legal incentives. In other cases, when the collection takes place, the glass waste is no reused in flat glass making which requires the highest quality cullet.

Most of the flat glass products used in buildings could be dismantled, collected and recycled in glass furnaces. In several EU Member States, the flat glass sector is actively promoting projects to ensure that flat glass from building demolition and deconstruction is reintroduced into flat glass furnaces.

 

600450 2nd Glass for Europe workshop on flat glass recycling glassonweb.com

Others also read

Advanced scanning technology for the glass industry provides a high-quality image of possible white haze for all processed glasses.
The educational program for the industry’s only international event created specifically for the automotive, architectural, decorative, security, and energy film industry, as well as paint protection and ceramic coatings industries, has been released.
Finally, "Glasstec" returns to Düsseldorf, and Kuraray will be there to showcase all of the latest products and services from SentryGlas® and Trosifol®.
The date for the next exhibition has already been set: Intersolar Europe 2023 will take place from June 14– 16 at Messe München.
The Certass Installer Support Hub was a hit with installers looking for accurate and up-to-date information on the new Building Regulations at FIT Show.
GKFP Managing Director Gerald Feigenbutz gave a guest lecture in the RAL webinar series on the topic of the Green Deal.

Add new comment

From industry

Ctra. Estación Km. 15.8
44415 Rubielos de Mora Teruel
Spain

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Guardian Europe
Glasmik d.o.o. - Branch Office MARIBOR