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Environmental Consultancy

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GTS environmental consultancy provides clients with expert environment, waste and recycling support for a whole range of areas from material recycling to novel glass formulation and substance recovery.We have built an unrivalled reputation in the field of environmental and sustainability projects and consultancy, with an established portfolio of both largescale projects and shorter studies carried out for both private companies and agencies such as the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), Carbon Trust, Yorkshire Forward and Recycling Action Yorkshire. 

We provide environmental consultancy support across the whole glass supply chain - from raw material suppliers, through manufacture, use and disposal to the consumers.

Our in-house laboratories and on-site mobile laboratory analysis, combined with dedicated facilities for glass development and pilot scale glass manufacturing and testing to assess new concepts, end-uses, methods or to improve glass manufacturing gives unrivalled competence in the environmental issues across the glass sector, waste stream and recycling.

Environmental Consultancy Examples

We have an established reputation for our environmental consultancy services, from recycling schemes, glass re-use and specialist raw material recovery to lightweighting of glass products, emissions control and environmental impacts. Examples from our portfolio include:

Failure Analysis - Wine Bottle

Failure Analysis - Wine Bottle

The remains of a broken wine bottle were received by Glass Technology Services Ltd and the customer, a prominent UK brand, requested to know the reason for the failure of the bottle. While the body of the bottle was intact, the neck was broken into 3 pieces. In addition, the cork, which had also been...

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Foreign Body Analysis - Cosmetics and Beauty

Foreign Body Analysis - Cosmetics and Beauty

A salon brand received a serious injury complaint from a consumer where it was reported that glass had been found within an anti-aging cream. Concerned about an expensive recall, the glass particle was retrieved and sent for urgent foreign body analysis, along with the glass packaging for comparison. How...

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Quality Assessment - Retail

Quality Assessment - Retail

A high street name requested routine quality assessment of a new product line, as a case of due diligence. How did GTS help? During the quality assessment, the annealing assessment revealed the presence of high levels of residual stress, which led to the products fracturing when lightly scratched....

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Failure Investigation - Cafetiere (French Press)

Failure Investigation - Cafetiere (French Press)

A well-known cookware brand received a customer complaint that a glass cafetiere ('French Press') "exploded" whilst full of hot liquid and needed to know the cause of the failure. The company needed to understand whether this was a genuine failure and whether there may be any problems...

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Foreign Bodies found within Drinks Bottles

Foreign Bodies found within Drinks Bottles

A number of glass fragments had been reported to be present within two bottles; the brand owner had checked the densities of the fragments and bottles prior to sending them to us for independent review and the samples were noted to be a match, indicating that they were from the same source.  At...

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Cased-Glass - Thermal Expansion

Cased-Glass - Thermal Expansion

A customer producing articles manufactured from two different glasses fused together ('cased glass') discovered that, during production, many articles were cracking causing loss of production. In order to understand the root cause of these cracks the client submitted their articles to the...

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Accreditations and Professiona…

Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 9001 quality standards and has an established reputation for specialist knowledge in glass.

Pharmaceutical Services

We provide a range of analytical and investigative services to resolve issues, provide quality assurance and verify standards for the full range of glass ware used across the pharm…

Location and Contact Details

Our testing laboratory and offices are based just north of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom. This location was chosen for its excellent access across the UK road network …


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Meet the Team

Dr Nick Kirk

Dr Nick Kirk

PhD BEng CEng CEnv FIMMM

Technical Director

Nick has over 20 years’ experience in the glass sector - including 6 years in ...

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Philip Marsh

Philip Marsh

Business Development Manager

As business development manager at Glass Technology Services Ltd, Phil is respon...

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Daniel Capon

Daniel Capon

Analytical Manager

Dan is head of the analytical and glass technology departments at Glass Technolo...

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Catherine Robinson

Catherine Robinson

Product Performance Manager

Catherine is head of the product performance department and responsible for all ...

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Rob Ireson

Rob Ireson

Innovation Projects Lead

Rob is responsible for the management of the longer term development and innovat...

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Mark Pudner

Mark Pudner

Senior Environmental Technologist

Mark is responsible for the day-to-day running of the stack emissions monitoring...

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Martyn Marshall

Martyn Marshall

Hot Glass Technology Lead

Martyn is responsible for delivering the technical focus in several major Europe...

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Chris Holcroft

Chris Holcroft

Disruptive Technology Lead

Chris is a member of the GTS project team managing and participating in a wide v...

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