British Glass hosts FISSAC project meeting in Sheffield

 

The €9million European project, FISSAC was launched to create economically viable sources of raw materials from industrial and construction waste. British Glass hosted the most recent project meeting at Wortley Hall in Sheffield, UK.

 

FISSAC, (Fostering industrial symbiosis for a sustainable resource intensive industry across the extended construction value chain) is working to increase recycling of construction waste by partnering with the manufacturing, demolition and construction sectors to trial the use of secondary raw materials made from glass, ceramic, slags, stone, rubber, plastic and wood wastes.

British Glass and GTS are leading the way on finding ways to increase flat glass recycling in Europe, as part of the European funded FISSAC project. Both companies wish to collaborate with the construction glass supply chain to find workable solutions to recycle more old flat glass from domestic and commercial refurbishment projects into new glass products.

British Glass hosted the fourth general assembly of the FISSAC project at Wortley Hall in Sheffield on 29 and 30 March 2017. This meeting was attended by 40 people from 9 countries and gave the 26 partner companies the opportunity to discuss project progress, and plan next steps.

 

Chris Holcroft, disruptive technology lead, GTS commented:

“The meeting was a good opportunity to exchange ideas and co-ordinate work which is very important the ensure the success of such a collaborative research project.” 

 

Notes

  • Find out more about the project at www.fissacproject.eu
  • The FISSAC project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no 642154  

 

 

 

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