|Environmental Handbook Volume II: Agriculture, Mining/Energy, Trade/Industry (GTZ/BMZ, 1995, 736 pages)|
|Trade and industry|
Glass works which rely on numerous secondary operations, such as workshops, compressed air generation, fuel stores, galvanisation shops, refining shops, transport and packing departments etc. are also affected by regulations applicable in other sectors.
Because of the relatively high transport costs, container glass factories must be located near their main customers. Modern sheet glass works, on the other hand, can only operate economically with capacities upwards of 600 t/day, thus they supply their products to more distant sales areas and are reliant on good transport facilities.
Table 5 - Environmental impacts of adjacent sectors - Glass -
|Interacting sectors||Nature of intensification of impact||Environmental briefs|
|Extraction/storage of raw materials and fuels||-Landscape impairment |
- Pollution of bodies of water
- Waste storage in former pits
|Planning of Locations for Trade and Industry |
Urban Water Supply
Rural Water Supply
|Disposal of solid and liquid waste||- Discharge of deposited solids e.g. filter dusts |
- Pollution of bodies of water by wastewaters
Disposal of Hazardous Waste
|Maintenance of workshops and transport facilities||- Risks of handling water pollutants (e.g.
- Impacts of transport and traffic (noise, link roads)
|Mechanical Engineering, Workshops |
Road Building and Maintenance
Planning of Locations for Trade and Industry