Seminar schedule

This virtual seminar is the opportunity to learn all you need to know about recycling from the best experts in the glass industry.

7:00 - 7:15 (WST)

10:00 - 10:15 (EST)

16:00 - 16:15 (CET)


Bob Lipetz and Oscar Verheijen will be the hosts of the day and will open the virtual seminar with a word of welcome.

Session 1: Drivers of the use of post-consumer glass in glass manufacturing

Session 2: What are the barriers to cullet supply and quality?

11:00 - 11:30 (WST)

14:00 - 14:30 (EST)

20:00 - 20:30 (CET)

A strategy for an efficient producer-driven recycling system: Glass cullet supply in geographies with limited infrastructure (case study: Turkey)

Aiming to transition to a competitive and resource-efficient circular economy model, the Turkish Glass Industry has been supporting with to strengthen the glass recycling infrastructure and investing in the future through efforts for increasing awareness and recycling practices. In the 100% recycled glassware production, 38% reduction in CO2 emissions was achieved, as well as energy saving of 31%.

Session 3: Solutions for increased cullet use

13:00 - 13:15 (WST)

16:00 - 16:15 (EST)

22:00 - 22:15 (CET)

Concluding remarks

Bob Lipetz and Oscar Verheijen, the hosts of the day, will conclude the virtual seminar with a few remarks.

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The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) is a non-profit trade association that bridges all segments of glass manufacturing to facilitate, organize and promote the interests, economic growth, and sustainability of the glass industry through education and cooperation in the areas of technology, productivity, innovation, and the environment.

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