The company won the Process Premier Award for the refurbishment of its UK5 float glass line, the largest glass furnace in the UK. This included the installation of a pollution control plant (PCP), an improved combustion system, a new insulation package and an on-line glass coater. The project ensures the availability of glass with the lowest overall carbon footprint on the European market.
Another manufacturer, British Gypsum, the UK's leading manufacturer and supplier of gypsum-based plastering and drylining solutions, received a major commendation for an innovative way of dealing with leachate, which reduced waste and water use. The project reduced waste by 2,000 tonnes and saved more than £100,000 per year.