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  • Objective

    According to the EC (19 November, 2008) “waste means any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.” Recycling materials and products – that are considered waste - is an ancient practice which shows that in times of resource scarcity (i.e. shortage of virgin materials) societies attach more economic and societal value to their own waste. This implies that throughout time the definition of waste can change as well. Generally speaking longer use or re-use of materials and products this is often mainly to cover a society’s needs.

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    This reference document forms part of a series presenting the results of an exchange of information between European Union member states, the industries concerned, non-governmental organizations promoting environmental protection and the European Commission, to draw up, review and where necessary, update reference documents. This document includes general information on the glass industry, data and information on the environmental performance, techniques to reduce environmental impact and emerging techniques.

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    This reference document forms part of a series presenting the results of an exchange of information between European Union member states, the industries concerned, non-governmental organizations promoting environmental protection and the European Commission, to draw up, review and where necessary, update reference documents. This document includes general information on the glass industry, data and information on the environmental performance, techniques to reduce environmental impact and emerging techniques.

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    This reference document forms part of a series presenting the results of an exchange of information between European Union member states, the industries concerned, non-governmental organizations promoting environmental protection and the European Commission, to draw up, review and where necessary, update reference documents. This document includes general information on the glass industry, data and information on the environmental performance, techniques to reduce environmental impact and emerging techniques.

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    According to this conference paper, about 30% fuel savings and 20% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been demonstrated in an oxy-fuel fired container glass furnace combined with batch/cullet preheating, compared with a state-of-the art regenerative furnace. An advanced oxy-fuel fired glass melting furnace with a new batch/cullet preheater is projected to reduce the specific fuel consumption further to 2.65 GJ/mton and specific CO2 emissions to 237 Kg/ton.