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close this bookEnvironmental Handbook Volume II: Agriculture, Mining/Energy, Trade/Industry (GTZ, 1995, 736 p.)
close this folderTrade and industry
close this folder48. Glass
View the document1. Scope
View the document2. Environmental impacts and protective measures
View the document3. Notes on the analysis and evaluation of environmental impacts
View the document4. Interaction with other sectors
View the document5. Summary assessment of environmental relevance
View the document6. References

4. Interaction with other sectors

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

Solid Waste Disposal Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Maintenance of workshops and transport facilities

- Risks of handling water pollutants (e.g. solvents) - Impacts of transport and traffic (noise, link roads)

Mechanical Engineering, Workshops Road Building and Maintenance Planning of Locations for Trade and Industry