We work with companies throughout the glass supply chain on environmental projects such as recycling schemes, glass re-use and specialist raw material recovery, lightweighting of glass products, and environmental impacts.


Environmental consultancy

Our environmental consultancy support spans all stages of the glass process, from raw material supply and manufacture, through to use and disposal. We can advise on environmental and sustainability issues, or undertake larger projects involving multiple partners, such as local universities, funding agencies and private companies.

Our experts assess new concepts, end-uses and methods, and improve glass manufacturing processes. They do this using

  • in-house laboratories
  • on-site mobile laboratory analysis
  • dedicated facilities for glass development
  • Pilot-scale glass manufacturing and testing

This demonstrates an unrivalled competence in environmental issues across the glass sector, waste stream and recycling.


Environmental services leadership and expertise

We have built an unrivalled reputation in the field of glass related environmental and sustainability projects and consultancy. We have an established portfolio of large-scale projects and shorter studies, carried out for both private companies and agencies such as the Waste and Resources Action Programme, Carbon Trust, Yorkshire Forward and Recycling Action Yorkshire.

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Dr Nick Kirk

Dr Nick Kirk

Technical Director
Nick is a glass expert with decades of experience in all aspects of sustainability, glass production, and product design across the global glass supply chain. Read More

Areas of expertise:

Glass production Sustainability and recycling Product design
Daniel Capon

Daniel Capon

Food & Drink Lead
Daniel is a specialist in glass analysis and focuses on XRF and SEM. He has worked in the glass industry since 1999 and oversees our glass properties and environmental departments. Read More
Chris Holcroft

Chris Holcroft

Energy & Environment Lead
Chris joined Glass Technology Services in 2005 and has expertise in environmental process improvement, resource efficiency, recycling and circular economy. He is also involved with the development, manufacture, and practical applications of novel glass products. Read More

Areas of expertise:

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