World’s leading glass manufacturers

THE PROJECT

Pilkington plc is one of the world’s leading glass manufacturers and produces a variety of types of glass across their sites. This includes automotive glass, glass for the double glazing, glass for construction industries and a revolutionary ‘self-cleaning glass’ now being used extensively across the world.

CHALLENGE

Pilkington put their waste management services out to tender as they were looking for a sole partner to look after the sites which their glass is manufactured.

Variety of materials

Variety of materials

Variety of materials

Variety of materials

Variety of materials

Variety of materials

New bi-product waste streams

New bi-product waste streams

New bi-product waste streams

New bi-product waste streams

New bi-product waste streams

New bi-product waste streams

SOLUTION

GPT Waste was asked to take over the management of the project in May 2011 and operate on all six of the Pilkington plc sites. GPT Waste was also tasked with managing other more specific waste streams including bi-products of the glass manufacturing processes.

RESULTS

Following the successful operation of the initial 12-month contract, GPT Waste were extended beyond that as Pilkington’s waste management partner. As part of this, GPT Waste was tasked with looking into other waste streams in order to consolidate the waste management for all sites. A Trade Waste service is operated on all the sites, whilst the larger manufacturing plants also use Roll on Off Containers for Cardboard and Paper.

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