British Glass publish industry-wide net zero strategy
British Glass, the representative body for the UK glass sector, in consultation with its members has published a strategy that sets out the glass industry’s potential route to net zero carbon emissions.
Following the UK signing the Paris Agreement, British Glass has worked with members, industry partners and the government to devise a strategy to achieve net zero.
The strategy outlines the options to enable glass manufacturers to reduce combustion and process emissions, as well as improve energy efficiency. It also sets out how glass can support other sectors to decarbonise.
Key barriers to success include financial viability due to the high costs of alternative fuels, access to alternative fuels and availability of cullet (recycled glass).
The strategy and aspirations of the industry need to be supported and protected by government if the sector is to succeed in decarbonising.
British Glass has set out policy recommendations for energy costs, energy infrastructure, decarbonisation technologies, circular economy and the use of glass products in other sectors.
Dave Dalton, British Glass CEO commenting on the strategy said: “This is an exciting, but challenging road ahead for UK glass manufacturers on the journey to net zero but we are committed and well placed to achieve this, provided the industry is supported with relevant policy to overcome the barriers to success. We are confident that the measures presented in the net zero strategy will outline the best route to both reducing and eventually eliminating carbon emissions from our industry, but it is essential that we receive the support required from government to fulfil our ambitions. I look forward to what is to come in taking our industry to net zero.”
The UK glass sector net zero strategy can be found on the British Glass website – www.britglass.co.uk/knowledge-base/resources-and-publications