In glass-making, water is used for cooling, and most of our plants operate with closed loop systems and so only require top up. Water is also used for washing glass in plants but there the need is for very high purity, so water is treated and then reused. We seek to minimize our water consumption by working with suppliers to recycle water and to install advanced water treatment facilities. This not only reduces the consumption of water itself but also the chemicals used in the treatment of the water.
Water saving Projects
Amongst other good water saving projects, the water project at the Automotive downstream site Versailles, Kentucky won the internal Environmental Award 2018. The project recovers and re-uses water from numerous glass washing machines, resulting in significant savings of >200,000 m³ water per year.