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  • Glass Container Industry Releases Comprehensive Cradle-to-Cradle LCA - Study confirms positive environmental impact of glass packaging and recycling

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The North American glass container industry has taken a pioneering step in producing the first complete and thorough cradle-to-cradle life cycle assessment (LCA) ever conducted for the industry. The LCA, coordinated by the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), reaffirms the benefits of glass container recycling for the environment. The use of recycled glass (cullet) ...

  • ASTM E708 - 79(2011) Standard Specification for Waste Glass as a Raw Material for the Manufacture of Glass Containers

    This specification covers particulate glass (cullet material) recovered from waste destined for disposal, smaller than 6 mm intended for reuse as a raw material in the manufacture of glass containers. Flint glass cullet is a particulate glass material that contains no more than 0.1 weight % Fe2O3, or 0.0015 weight % Cr2O3, as determined by ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...


  • Redwave glass recycling day

    The event was primarily dedicated to the presentation of the new glass sorting machines, Redwave CX for material 6-50mm and Redwave (XI for fine material 2-12mm. Redwave CX and CXF machines are equipped with a completely reworked three-way system. By rearranging the valve units, the same high performance at the first and second eject is guaranteed even for fine material, and air consumption is ...

  • Glass is Top for Taste

    Campaign urges consumers to show support for glass If being offered a delicious drink in a plastic cup leaves you feeling as flat as last week’s fizz, you’re not alone.62% of people prefer to drink from a glass[1], with 82% of consumers preferring to drink white wine and 74% red wine from a glass[2] too. And it’s not just because glass, whether you drink, pour or serve from it, ...


    By RealWire

  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA fines Owen-Brockway Glass Container $61,000 after citing 6 violations at Zanesville, Ohio, glass manufacturing plant

    Owens-Brockway Glass Container has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration with six safety violations carrying proposed penalties of $61,000 following a complaint inspection initiated in March. A repeat violation for a lack of signs marking exit directions was one violation. "Owens-Brockway Glass Container has a responsibility to install properly ...

  • Know your glass before recycling!

    We all want to recycle as much as we can, but it is important to know which materials to place in the bin and which to keep out. Many well-intended recyclers are confused about glass. Glass containers for food and beverages are 100% recyclable, but not when mixed with other types of glass. Other kinds of glass, like windows, ovenware, Pyrex, and crystal, are manufactured through a different ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Must We Say Goodbye To Glass?

    70% of UK consumers want more glass packaging on shelves but struggle to find it in-storeA new campaign launched today that champions the health benefits of glass packaging will urge consumers to buy their food and drink in glass to ensure glass stays a choice on our shelves.  Backing up the campaign is a major new European-wide survey by TNS that reveals most of us in the UK (70%) want the ...


    By RealWire

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Equal ejections help sort glass

    What is your product? Redwave's three-way sensor-based sorting machine for glass fines from 2mm. How does it work? The Redwave CX is for material 6-50mm and the CXF for fine material 2-12mm, Both machines are equipped with a completely reworked three-way system. By rearranging the valve units, the same high performance at the first and second eject ...

  • Glass market stability prompts call for commingled rethink

    Relative price stability in the recycled glass market could prompt a re-evaluation of local authority commingled collections. While other materials have experienced instability or dramatic price drops, glass has changed very little. The materials prices and tonnage security could be an attractive factor for cash strapped councils currently examining the impact of collection costs on their ...

  • WRAP looks to boost recycled glass content

    New research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme shows that consumers are as likely to buy products in jars and bottles made with mixed colour recycled glass as they are to purchase items in clear glass packaging. WRAP hopes that this finding will boost demand for containers with high recycled content. It partnered with supermarket giant Sainsbury’s to determine if consumers would ...

  • Glass packaging has lowest carbon footprint

    A study has found that the lifecycle of a glass container produces the lowest emissions compared to aluminium or plastic packaging. Carried out by glass recycler O-I, the report is the packaging industry’s ‘first’ complete carbon footprint assessment of the lifecycle of a glass container from the extraction of raw materials to its reuse or recycling. Glass had the lowest carbon footprint across ...

  • Inhalable Glass Wool Fibers are a Potential Carcinogenic Risk

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working through the National Toxicology Program, released the 12th Report on Carcinogens. The Report on Carcinogens (RoC) is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that is prepared for the HHS Secretary by the National Toxicology Program. The report identifies agents, substances, mixtures, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ASTM E438 - 92(2011) Standard Specification for Glasses in Laboratory Apparatus

    This specification covers the glasses commonly used to manufacture laboratory glass apparatus. Three types of glasses are included: Type I, Class A which is a low-expansion borosilicate glass, Type I, Class B which is an alumino-borosilicate glass, and Type II which is a soda-lime glass. Different tests shall be conducted in order to determine the following properties of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Glass remelting has dropped to its worst performance in five years

    The rate of remelting glass has dropped to its worst performance since 2004 even though the UK has exceeded glass recycling expectations, hitting the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive targets. Out of the 1,613,000 tonnes of glass recycled in the UK just 665,561 tonnes was returned to UK glass manufacturers for remelting to be made into fresh glass packaging. However, according to figures ...

  • Rotork control valve actuation passes the glass making test

    Following extensive testing, leading glass container manufacturers are specifying the Rotork CMA electric actuator for a critical valve control function in the glass making process. The valves are used to control the temperature and pressure in the furnaces by regulating the air and gas mixture with extreme precision. Maintaining a constant temperature and pressure is essential for energy ...


    By Rotork

  • LCA study confirms positive impact of glass packaging and recycling

    The North American glass container industry has taken a pioneering step in producing the first complete and thorough cradle to- cradle life cycle assessment (LCA) ever conducted for this industry. The LCA, coordinated by the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) and conducted by PE Americas, reaffirms the benefits of glass container recycling for the environment. PE Americas was examining each step ...


    By thinkstep

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