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  • Towards 90% glass recycling

    Robert van Notten, director of the institute for sustainable glass packaging that has just been set up in the Netherlands, says that since bottle banks were introduced in 1978, glass re-use has rapidly increased to reach about 80%. “We have maintained the same percentage for years now; it's a good result, but 90% is a very ambitious objective. The last mile is where the effort is hardest, and we ...


  • Glass Recycler Faces Fine for Clean Water Violations at Franklin, Mass. Facility

    Strategic Materials, Inc. of Houston, Texas faces a fine for allowing polluted stormwater from its glass recycling facility in Franklin, Mass. to flow into nearby waters, in violation of the Clean Water Act. The company faces a maximum penalty of up to $177,500 for the alleged violations. According to allegations in the complaint, Strategic Materials initially failed to obtain permit coverage for ...

  • Ground glass solution for cleaner water

    British science has led to a use for waste glass that cannot be recycled that could help clean up polluted waterways by acting as an ion-exchange filter to remove lead, cadmium and other toxic metals. Details are published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Only a fraction of waste glass bottles and jars can be recycled, partly because much ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What’s new with glass critical orifices?

    Science and technology have combined with the creation of a new company whose sole focus is the manufacturer of borosilicate and quartz critical orifices and diluters for the global emmission industry. Owner, Kim Cukierski says “I saw a niche, a part of the glassblowing market that was not being serviced.” With one focus, their goal is to service this market with an understanding that basic ...


  • Glass Recycling Company pays fine for clean water act violations in Franklin, Mass.

    Strategic Materials, Inc. has agreed to pay a penalty of $159,750 to settle EPA’s claims that it violated the federal Clean Water Act by allowing polluted storm water from its Franklin, Mass. facility to flow into nearby waters. Strategic Materials, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, operates the glass recycling facility, which is located at the edge of wetlands abutting Mine Brook, a tributary ...

  • New Jersey Glass Manufacturer to Install State-of-the-Art Emissions Controls to Resolve Violations of the Clean Air Act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Durand Glass Manufacturing Company Inc. has agreed to install emissions controls on its three glass furnaces that will reduce more than 173 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 23 tons of particulate matter (PM) per year. Emissions of these pollutants can cause serious respiratory illnesses, aggravate ...

  • Glass container manufacturer agrees to install pollution controls and pay $1.45 million to settle clean air act violations

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., the nation’s largest glass container manufacturer, has agreed to install pollution control equipment to reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and particulate matter (PM) by nearly 2,500 tons per year and pay a ...

  • EUROLAMEX Laminated safety glass - Updated product brochure

    Key facts and technical data at a glance, you´ll find it in our updated safety glass brochure. This is available in German and English as a printed document or as a pdf file. Properties: In practice a distinction is made between passive and active safety.  passive safety: injury -reducing, shard - retaining, fall - preventing  active safety: glass provide ...


    By Euroglas GmbH

  • Installation tip – cleaning window

    Before installing Energy Film, make sure your windows are well cleaned.  This will help with visual clarity as well as helping with the adhesion of the product. We recommend using a typical household glass cleaner and the provided squeegee.  Using the squeegee prevents any materials from a cloth or paper towel from staying on a window.  A razor blade may also be required to ...


  • Electronic Recyclers International Introduces North America to Groundbreaking Glass Recycling Technology

    FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, has received approval by the State of California to utilize a technology system for the recycling of glass from old televisions, computer monitors and cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Glass has long been a challenge for recyclers of electronics, but ERI’s new ...

  • Avery Dennison introduces glass labelling technology to boost recycling yields

    At Labelexpo Europe 2015, which was held in Brussels from 29 September until 2 October, Avery Dennison introduced a proprietary labelling technology that allows clear separation of self-adhesive labels from glass pieces thus facilitating clean glass recycling. The removal of self-adhesive labels from one-way glass bottles can be a challenge during the glass recycling process, impacting both the ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Worker suffers 3rd-degree burns in glass factory fire

    A 34-year-old machine operator suffered third-degree burns on his legs and hands when molten glass bottles fell on the production floor and ignited oil residue that had leaked from the machines. The man had not been provided fire-retardant protective clothing, and the fire spread to his pant leg. He has been unable to return to work since the injury. U.S. Department of Labor ...

  • Trapped sunlight cleans water

    High-energy costs are one drawback of making clean water from waste effluents. According to an article in the journal Biomicrofluidics, which is published by the American Institute of Physics, a new system that combines two different technologies proposes to break down contaminants using the cheapest possible energy source: sunlight. The science of optofluidics describes the combination of ...

  • Settlement Requires Milford, Mass. Glass Manufacturer to Improve Stormwater Treatment

    Wastewater discharged by a glass manufacturing company in Milford, Mass. into wetlands adjacent to the Charles River will be cleaner as a result of a recent settlement between the manufacturer and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Ardagh Glass Inc. agreed to pay a $103,440 penalty and to fund three environmental projects costing a total of about $121,700 to settle claims it was discharging ...

  • Can rain clean the atmosphere?

    Original story at MIT News As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is coagulation, a natural phenomenon that can act to clear the air of pollutants like soot, sulfates, ...

  • This Season, Let’s Celebrate Clean Water

    There’s more to celebrate this month than just the holidays – this month also marks the 40th anniversary of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. We all rely – and have come to expect – that plenty of clean water will flow from our faucets whenever we need it. Whether for drinking, cooking, or bathing, water plays an obvious role in our daily lives. It’s hard to ...

  • BC to fund clean energy projects

    The Government of British Columbia has announced funding allocations for a diverse array of clean energy technology development applications under the Province’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund. The ICE funding will be used to lever investments totalling nearly $80 million. The $25 million in funding was announced by newly appointed Technology, Trade and Economic Development ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • U.S. EPA Requires Guardian Industries Corp. to Cut Harmful Air Pollution at Glass Manufacturing Plants in Seven States

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a settlement with Guardian Industries Corp. that will resolve a Clean Air Act enforcement action involving Guardian’s flat glass manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. Under the proposed settlement, Guardian will make an investment of more than $70 million to install air pollution ...

  • Guardian Industries Corp. to Cut Harmful Air Pollution at Flat Glass Manufacturing Plants in Seven States

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Guardian Industries Corp. that will resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at Guardian’s flat glass manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. Under the proposed settlement, Guardian will invest more than $70 million to control emissions of nitrogen ...

  • The Market for Smart Glass Will Reach Nearly $700 Million a Year by 2020, Forecasts Pike Research

    Smart glass is a class of products used in windows, glass screens, and partitions that provides glare, light, and heat control dynamically, based on ambient conditions or manual controls.Also referred to as dimmable glass, switchable glass, or dynamic glass (or glazing), smart glass is used in a variety of applications, primarily architecture and ...


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