GTS: How to achieve your glass packaging sustainability goals

Are you part of the glass packaging supply chain and looking to operate more sustainably?

As a topic with ever-growing importance, the glass supply chain must look to adopt new methods to operate more sustainably.

In this four-part live webinar series, Glass Technology Services‘ experts discuss the current and future options available to manufacturers, brands and retailers to achieve their glass packaging sustainability goals.

The first session will give an introduction to the glass packaging landscape including the main themes and technologies that the industry and wider supply chain must consider to reach its net zero target.

Challenges and potential barriers associated with each technology alongside potential research and development project ideas that support this journey will also be discussed.

After the introductory session, the remaining three parts will each dive deeper into specific topics including:
• Glass recycling
• Energy
• The manufacturing process

Below the schedule for all four webinars. To register to watch, click here.

WEBINAR 1 – July 26, 2022 (10-11AM BST)
How to achieve your glass packaging sustainability goals: An introduction
Presented by – Dr Nick Kirk, technical director, Chris Holcroft, principal technologist, and Martyn Marshall, principal technologist

This will be a high-level introduction followed by further webinars exploring the key topics in more detail.

WEBINAR 2 – September 7, 2022 (2-3PM BST)
How to achieve your glass packaging sustainability goals: Glass recycling
Presented by – Dr Nick Kirk, technical director

Topics covered include:
• Current landscape – UK and Europe
• Increasing recycled content – challenges and options
• Colour
• Weight and packaging design

WEBINAR 3 – September 14, 2022 (2-3PM BST)
How to achieve your glass packaging sustainability goals: Energy
Presented by – Chris Holcroft, principal technologist

Topics covered include:
• Alternative raw materials
• Alternative fuels
• Carbon capture
• Waste / environmental audits
• Emissions monitoring

WEBINAR 4 – September 21, 2022 (2-3PM BST)
How to achieve your glass packaging sustainability goals: Manufacturing process
Presented by – Martyn Marshall, principal technologist

Topics covered include:
• Process efficiency
• Batch composition development
• Process / site audits
• Overview of projects
• Forming technologies
• New / old technologies