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Guidance summary –  Food security and bio-terrorism

Guidance summary – Food security and bio-terrorism

This summary of the legislation and reguations around protecting food from deliberate attack and bio-terrorism was provided by the Food Standards Agency, in response to a specific enquiry by British Glass...

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Packaging Waste Recovery Note System Guide

Packaging Waste Recovery Note System Guide

Produced by the Advisory Committee on Packaging, an independent committee appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, this guide describes the UK PRN (Packaging Waste Recovery Note) system...

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Glazing in buildings – reducing energy use - NEF Glazing Supply Chain Group

Glazing in buildings – reducing energy use - NEF Glazing Supply Chain Group

Buildings account for 40% of the UK’s total energy consumption. Much of this is wasted through old and poorly insulated windows and glazing systems. High performance, energy efficient glazing units have...

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Pollution inventory reporting (E-PRTR) –  Guidance for glass manufacturers

Pollution inventory reporting (E-PRTR) – Guidance for glass manufacturers

This guide is based on the Environment Agency’s Pollution inventory reporting – general guidance notes. This document has been produced to help glass manufacturers complete their annual pollution...

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Incident and Near Miss Reporting Guidance

Incident and Near Miss Reporting Guidance

This guidance aims to introduce the concept of near misses, provide assistance to organisations looking to implement a reporting system into their workplaces, clarify understanding of different types of...

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TEC 3 - Specifications for Glass Container Finishes

TEC 3 - Specifications for Glass Container Finishes

A Working Party on Glass Container Finishes, under the guidance of the British Glass Technical Committee, has produced the finish specifications described in this publication, covering the most commonly...

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A Clear Future: UK glass manufacturing sector decarbonisation roadmap to 2050 (Summary)

A Clear Future: UK glass manufacturing sector decarbonisation roadmap to 2050 (Summary)

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. This summary document aims to display the information...

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A Clear Future: UK glass manufacturing sector decarbonisation roadmap to 2050 (Full Report)

A Clear Future: UK glass manufacturing sector decarbonisation roadmap to 2050 (Full Report)

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.

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TEC 5 - Quality Assurance and Quality Control within a Glass Container Manufacturing Company

TEC 5 - Quality Assurance and Quality Control within a Glass Container Manufacturing Company

The purpose of this publication is to set down concisely, if not in absolute detail, the aims of glass container manufacturers in the field of quality control and quality assurance and to give some indication...

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Making Glass

Making Glass

Making Glass takes you on a journey through the world of glass. From the beginning when man first made glass through to today’s modern industry. In this new book you will find out what glass is, how...

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GLASS - Society and the Environment

GLASS - Society and the Environment

Glass - a material of the past; THE material of the future - the green future - where reducing our carbon footprint is likely to become the centre of policymaking.

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GLASS - Pure and Sustainable Packaging

GLASS - Pure and Sustainable Packaging

This information sheet outlines the benefits and key features of glass packaging that make it both a pure and sustainable packaging medium.

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Child Resistant Packaging - A consumer's guide to the standards for child resistant packaging

Child Resistant Packaging - A consumer's guide to the standards for child resistant packaging

A consumers’ guide to standards used in child resistant packaging, produced by the British Standards Institute (BSi), where the standards listed can be purchased.

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Guidance for Managing Working in Elevated Temperatures

Guidance for Managing Working in Elevated Temperatures

Developed in consultation with all sectors of the UK glass manufacturing industry, the Health and Safety Executive and with input from worker unions, this guidance provides practical guidance to help employers...

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Recycled Content Fact Sheet

Recycled Content Fact Sheet

This British Glass fact sheet provides information on the typical recycled content of glass packaging placed onto the marketplace, aggregated at UK level.

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Code of Practice for Glass Forming (I.S.) Machines

Code of Practice for Glass Forming (I.S.) Machines

This code of practice provides practical guidance for container glass manufacturers on the safe operation, assessment and control of glass forming machines and ancillary equipment; as well as providing...

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TEC 7 - Strength and Performance Standards for the Use of Carbonated Beverage Bottles

TEC 7 - Strength and Performance Standards for the Use of Carbonated Beverage Bottles

TEC 7 gives guidance to bottlers, packers, merchants and users of glass containers for carbonated beverages, in the broadest sense.

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Safe Swabbing Guidance Note (GC-021-01)

Safe Swabbing Guidance Note (GC-021-01)

This guidance note sets out minimum, good practice standards for the manual lubrication ('swabbing') of glass container moulds in a simple "Always" and "Never" format. Now adopted and in daily practice,...

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TEC 4 - Glass Container Tolerances

TEC 4 - Glass Container Tolerances

This publication is intended to give guidance to packers and glass container manufacturers regarding capacity tolerances which can be economically achieved during the automatic production of glass containers...

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Reliable Industrial Measurement of Core Body Temperature

Reliable Industrial Measurement of Core Body Temperature

The project involved field data study in workplace environments where individuals are exposed to elevated temperatures, including furnace operations in both glass and cast-metals manufacture. Individuals...

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Beverage packaging, deposit systems and free movement of goods - Communication from the European Commission

Beverage packaging, deposit systems and free movement of goods - Communication from the European Commission

This Communication seeks, in particular, to support relevant economic operators and the Member States’ authorities that deal with beverage packaging and beverage packaging waste, by providing them with...

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FWC Sector Competitiveness Studies - Competitiveness of the Glass Sector (2008)

FWC Sector Competitiveness Studies - Competitiveness of the Glass Sector (2008)

This report presents the work undertaken to study the competitiveness of the EU glass industry. The information presented in this report is based on data and literature collected from desk-based research...

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Perceptions of Beverage Fizziness and Coldness by Container Type - Nottingham Trent University

Perceptions of Beverage Fizziness and Coldness by Container Type - Nottingham Trent University

This research involved the blind tasting of beverages to assess a number of criteria relating to taste at various time intervals following the opening of the beverage. A number of brands of drink, packaged...

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TEC 9 - General Guidelines for the Use of Glass Containers

TEC 9 - General Guidelines for the Use of Glass Containers

This 2007 revision of TEC 9 gives guidance to containers, packers, merchants and users in the broadest sense of glass containers, glass container manufacturers, associated equipment suppliers and closure...

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TEC 6 - Accurate Determination of Glass Container Capacity

TEC 6 - Accurate Determination of Glass Container Capacity

Glass container manufacturers are obliged to make frequent, accurate determinations of the capacity of containers produced. This must be carried out day and night, close to the production area. Large...

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A Study of the Balance between Furnace Operating Parameters and Recycled Glass in Glass Melting Furnaces

A Study of the Balance between Furnace Operating Parameters and Recycled Glass in Glass Melting Furnaces

A study of the balance between furnace operating parameters and recycled glass in glass melting furnaces. The work reported in this report has been undertaking with funding and support from the Carton...

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UK Glass Manufacture - A Mass Balance Study (2008)

UK Glass Manufacture - A Mass Balance Study (2008)

The glass industry is keen to minimise its environmental impact as far as possible, as improved environmental performance often leads to process improvements and greater efficiencies. The object of the...

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TEC 11 - General Information on the Packaging of Glass Containers for their Safe Transport and Delivery to the Customer

TEC 11 - General Information on the Packaging of Glass Containers for their Safe Transport and Delivery to the Customer

Provides a common approach to the packaging of glass containers and the terminology used by the Glass Container Manufacturers. The content represents the general situation, covering all the common systems...

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