Position Papers

The UKs glass industry is highly diverse. The industry is spread throughout the country and employs thousands of people making it a vital economic force that has a crucial role to play in the prosperity of the UK. And like many other manufacturing industries the UKs glass sector is competing in tough international markets.

One of the key roles of British Glass is to represent the views of all the different sectors that make up the UKs glass industry. As part of that role we are constantly lobbying politicians and civil servants at local, regional, national and EU level to consider the impact of legislative changes on the industry.

The following Position Papers outline the position of British Glass on various pieces of existing and proposed legislation and issues that affect its members.

  • British Glass represents the interests of primary glass manufacturers and the glass supply-chain, from raw materials to retail and the end-consumer" credits="n/a" >
  • Modern life would not be possible without glass
    But, what is this amazing substance, where does it come from and how is it made?" credits="n/a" >
  • Find a reputable supplier from our member directory" credits="n/a" >
  • Learn about the different methods of manufacturing glass in our information section" credits="n/a" >
  • Did you know that Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled an infinite number of times without loss of quality, strength or functionality?" credits="n/a" >
  • We provide relevant, impartial, and comprehensive advice and information - from leading experts across key legislative areas" credits="n/a" >
  • British Glass represents the interests of primary glass manufacturers and the glass supply-chain, from raw materials to retail and the end-consumer" credits="n/a" >
  • Learn about the amazing material glass" credits="n/a" >
  • British Glass represents the interests of primary glass manufacturers and the glass supply-chain, from raw materials to retail and the end-consumer" credits="n/a" >
  • Our enviromental section goes into more depth on the environmental and energy issues affecting the glass supply chain" credits="n/a" >

 
 

The oldest examples of glass are Egyptian beads dating from 12,000 BC.


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