Resources and publications

Resources and publications

British Glass produces guidance and support on topics that matter to those who work in and with the glass industry - based on the insight and expertise from our staff, members and networks.

You might also want to look at our events and training - which include short courses-to-order for those working in the industry.

Packaging recovery note system guide

Packaging waste recovery note system guide


This guide describes the UK PRN (Packaging Waste Recovery Note) system – the mechanism used in the UK to implement the requirements of the European Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste 94/62/EC. 
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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


Report examining and quantifying the potential energy savings to be achieved by installing energy efficient glazing.
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Pollution inventory reporting (E-PRTR) Guidance for glass manufacturers

Pollution inventory reporting (E-PRTR) guidance for glass manufacturers


Helps glass manufacturers complete their annual pollution inventory return accurately and ensures a consistent approach to the substances reported and the calculation method. 
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Incident and near miss reporting guidance

Incident and near miss reporting guidance


This guidance introduces the concept of near misses and helps organisations looking to implement a reporting system.
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A clear future: UK glass manufacturing sector decarbonisation roadmap to 2050


Examines the improvement potential for glass manufacturing across recycling, energy, raw materials, process technologies, product design and other areas such as carbon capture and storage and offsetting. 
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Working elevated temps guidance

Managing working in elevated temperatures: a guidance document


Helps employers understand where the potential for heat-related illness could occur, recognise the symptoms and ensure that necessary control measures are understood and can be properly implemented.
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Reliable industrial measurement of core body temperature


Investigation of non-intrusive and reliable measurement of core body temperature using infra-red thermometers in industrial environments, including furnace operations in both glass and cast-metals manufacture. 
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Furnace operating parameters and recycled glass

Balance between furnace operating parameters and recycled glass in furnaces


This project produced a mathematical model to predict furnace energy consumption at various production outputs and cullet levels, a potential basis of a furnace control algorithm. 
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UK Glass Manufacture - A Mass Balance Study

UK glass manufacture – a mass balance study (2008)


This report, published by the Carbon Trust and written by former British Glass employee Andrew Hartley, provided an evidence base for policy decisions concerning the UK’s glass industry.
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