The UK glass industry takes its responsibilities on air quality very seriously and operates to the strict standards laid out in the Environmental Permitting Regulations
British Glass works with its members, local authorities regulators and DEFRA to shape regulation, manage compliance, collate data and provide guidance around air quality matters.
We work closely with other industry bodies to ensure that what is required of the glass industry is practical, proportionate and based on sound evidence. This includes paying close attention to, and communicating on, topics such as:
- Changes to UK legislation
- Best available techniques (BAT) reference documents (BREFs)
- Particulates, NOx and acid gases (eg HCl and SOx)
- Permitting of medium combustion plant
Our air quality work sits within the remit of our Environment and Energy Committee.