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21 November 2019
British Glass will be holding its annual Glass Focus event at the Mercure St Paul’s Hotel in Sheffield.
Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) continues to move forward despite concerns from the UK glass industry and 16 supporting organisations that glass should be excluded.
British Glass, the representative body for the UK glass industry, has issued an open letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham addressing concerns about the inclusion of glass in the proposed Scottish DRS.
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British Glass will once again sponsor two awards at this year’s Packaging Awards while a number of members have also been shortlisted for the prestigious event in London.
Whilst every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of workers in a glass plant, sometimes even more care is needed when working with glass heated to temperatures over 1,000oC.
Health, safety and environmental benefits, along with greater efficiency, have already been proven on a trial of the Socabelec IS machine blank-side swabbing robot, says Encirc.
Ardagh Group’s Doncaster plant has a large, predominantly male workforce, producing glass bottles and jars for major consumer brands, all year round. With increasing public awareness around mental health, and particularly men’s mental health, Ardagh Group has launched a wellbeing initiative in a move toward a happier, healthier and more productive workforce.
A quick overview of some of the key aspects of British Glass activity in the preceding membership year.
The document provides practical guidance on the safe working practices that should be adopted in the operation of IS glass forming machines and the management controls needed to support them.
This 2018 code of practice supersedes the TEC 11 document and gives guidance to container manufacturers, packer fillers, merchants, equipment suppliers and logistics companies on the safe packaging and transportation of empty glass containers to customers.