Environmental activities on glass in Japan

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In general, glass has been recognized as an environmentally friendly material. However, the production of glass requires a lot of heat energy, and the raw materials also emit CO2 at the melting process. In fact, commercial glasses are not easy to recycle. In glass industry of Japan, various efforts have been made so far to reduce the environmental impact of glass. In this paper, not only glass manufacturing technologies but also glass recycling technologies were reviewed, and the future glass production technologies to achieve carbon neutrality were also introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-610
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2022


  • Environmental activity
  • Future strategy
  • Glass industry
  • Glass production
  • Glass recycling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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