Air quality

The UK glass industry takes its responsibilities on air quality very seriously and operates to the strict standards laid out in the Environmental Permitting Regulations  

British Glass works with its members, local authorities regulators and DEFRA to shape regulation, manage compliance, collate data and provide guidance around air quality matters. 

We work closely with other industry bodies to ensure that what is required of the glass industry is practical, proportionate and based on sound evidence. This includes paying close attention to, and communicating on, topics such as:

  • Changes to UK legislation 
  • Best available techniques (BAT) reference documents (BREFs)
  • Particulates, NOx  and acid gases (eg HCl and SOx)
  • Permitting of medium combustion plant

Our air quality work sits within the remit of our Environment and Energy Committee.


Environment & Energy Committee

The British Glass Environment and Energy Committee works to make the UK glass industry sustainable and competitive for the future. It proactively addresses policy, regulatory and legislative matters as well as technical innovation.