The glass industry has published its Decarbonisation and energy efficiency roadmap action plan.

The plan is a blueprint of practical measures which industry and government can take to toward the progressive net decarbonisation of the glass industry.

The action plan is the culmination of the government’s Decarbonisation and energy efficiency roadmap 2050 project - a three-year programme of fact-finding and collaboration with seven energy-intensive industries that set out to identify measures to help the UK meet its legally binding target of an 80% cut in CO2 emissions by 2050 (against the 1990 baseline).

British Glass has been facilitating collaboration between glass manufacturers and government throughout this process, and in April 2017 secured the unanimous high-level commitment to the draft action plan from all ten large-scale UK glass manufacturers. British Glass was shortlisted for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Sector representation of the year award for this work.

The Decarbonisation plan sets out the sectors’ priorities for improving energy efficiency and decarbonisation in areas such as research and development, technology implementation, energy infrastructure, recycling, skills and funding.

British Glass Chief Executive Dave Dalton said: “Publication of the glass sector’s Decarbonisation action plan signifies a renewed commitment between government and our sector to a joined-up, pragmatic approach to delivering a low-carbon economy and globally-competitive glass manufacturing for the UK.”

Glass manufacturing has already demonstrated that it can reduce its carbon emissions while increasing production – and is playing an active role in the green economy with products that support the transition to a low-carbon society – such as high performance glazing and 100% recyclable packaging.