How to achieve your glass packaging sustainability goals

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, our experts discuss the current and future options available to manufacturers, brands and retailers to achieve their glass packaging sustainability goals.

For the first session, we 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.

We will also discuss the challenges and potential barriers associated with each technology alongside potential research and development project ideas that support this journey.

After the introductory session, the remaining three parts will each dive deeper into specific topics including:

  • Glass recycling
  • Energy
  • The manufacturing process

See the schedule for all four webinars below:
 

WEBINAR 1 – 26 July 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 – 7 Sept 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 – 14 Sept 2022 (2-3PM BST)
How to achieve your glass packaging sustainability goals: Energy and resources
Presented by  Chris Holcroft, principal technologist

Topics covered include:

  • Alternative raw materials
  • Alternative fuels
  • Carbon capture
  • Waste / environmental audits
  • Emissions monitoring


WEBINAR 4 – 21 Sept 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

Meet the glass experts:

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
Chris Holcroft

Chris Holcroft

Principal Technologist
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:

Martyn Marshall

Martyn Marshall

Melting and R&D Lead
Martyn has over 30 years’ experience in the design, development and production of silicate and non-silicate glasses for both commercial and scientific use, working globally with glassmakers. Read More

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