Decarbonisation Roadmap

A Clear Future: UK Glass Manufacturing Sector Decarbonisation Roadmap to 2050

The aim of the UK glass decarbonisation roadmap is to find a way to create a low-carbon and prosperous glass manufacturing sector in the UK by 2050. The British Glass roadmap, 'A Clear Future: UK Glass Manufacturing Sector Decarbonisation Roadmap to 2050', was launched in 2014.

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British Glass Decarbonisation Roadmap (2014)

The British Glass roadmap, 'A Clear Future: UK Glass Manufacturing Sector Decarbonisation Roadmap to 2050', is available free of charge to all interested stakeholders below. 

Our key messages are:

  • Decarbonisation must be sustainable
  • Glass is a solution for a low-carbon economy
  • Positive collaboration (between the glass industry, policy makers, academics, consultants, the supply chain and other stakeholders) is key to finding powerful and practical solutions to environmental challenges.

For more information please view our Summary Document or view the Full Report.The summary document aims to display the information in an easy to digest way whilst the longer report assesses each option in turn.

                          

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If you would like a published version of the summary report please contact info@britglass.org.uk.


UK Government Publish ‘Glass Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmap to 2050’ (2015)

We all use glass every day. It is used to make an astonishing variety of products from ketchup bottles and car windscreens to reflective paint and toothpaste. Many glass products actually help to protect the environment and reduce pollution. Fibre glass is integral to wind turbines and light weight vehicle parts which reduce fuel usage. Glass bottles and jars preserve food for longer, reducing waste. Windows are now so energy efficient that when installed in a building, they will save more energy in less than a year than was required to manufacture the glass. Which are some of the reasons why British Glass welcomes the publication of the Glass Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmap to 2050 launched by the UK government in March 2015.

This ground breaking collaborative study is a positive first step towards identifying ways to reduce the environmental impact of UK industries without compromising economic competitiveness. A lot of work is required to make this approach a reality, and we look forward to continuing to work with government and other stakeholders to build the path ahead.

Please click here for our full article and commentary on the UK government's publication of ‘Glass Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmap to 2050’.

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