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Container Lite - Opportunities for the Co-op to lightweight glass packaging

Container Lite - Opportunities for the Co-op to lightweight glass packaging

GTS, in a WRAP-funded extension to the Container Lite project, worked with the Co-Op to look at lightweighting opportunities for a range of their own-label glass products across two main product areas: Whiskey; Food Containers. The work was completed in partnership with British Glass and Faraday Packaging Partnership, support by the... Read More


Feasibility Study for the Reduction of Colour within the Glass Furnace

Feasibility Study for the Reduction of Colour within the Glass Furnace

There are two issues which have the potential to hinder the closed-loop recycling of container glass in the UK: the colour imbalance of glass packaging consumed versus the containers manufactured and the collection of waste containers mixed or colour seperated. The target for glass recycling in 2008 is 60%, equivalent to 1,320,000 tonnes per annum... Read More


Materials recovery from waste cathode ray tubes (CRTs)

Materials recovery from waste cathode ray tubes (CRTs)

With the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive and growing concern about the environmental impact of CRT glass, GTS, in a project led by ICER (Industrial Council for Electronic Equipment Recycyling) set out to identify issues affecting disposal and recycling of CRT glass which in 2002 was estimated at some... Read More


Study into the Interaction of Imported Wine Bottles and the UK's Cullet Supply

Study into the Interaction of Imported Wine Bottles and the UK's Cullet Supply

Although using recycled glass in furnaces saves valuable raw materials, reduces energy consumption and lowers emissions of CO2 a study, commissioned by WRAP, was conducted into promoting sustainable waste management with regard to wine bottles. Wine bottles contribute significantly both to the waste stream and the green glass excess as the UK is... Read More


Recovered Container Glass - Development of test methods and inorganic contamination limits

Recovered Container Glass - Development of test methods and inorganic contamination...

Recycling waste material is an important element in a sustainable society, one that the glass industry takes seriously, setting great store by its claim to be completely recyclable and doing its utmost to achieve exemplary recycling rates. In a WRAP-funded project, GTS was requested to undertake the development of a rapid test methodology... Read More


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