Allister Malcolm Glass Limited is committed to managing the effects of the environmental impact of our activity as glass manufacturers in a responsible way.
Our mission objectives
To continually improve our environmental impact performance
To effectively manage environmental impacts
To comply with environmental legislation
To monitor our progress
To communicate our aims and objectives to all staff, customers and visitors
To maintain a long life cycle for all our products
To reuse our own waste
To use packaging sourced from recycled means
To be as efficient as is possible when it comes to our consumption of energy.
How do we do this?
We continually assess our production methods to see if thee are any ways in which we can reduce our effect on the environment. Currently we have the most efficient burner systems on our hot glass studio equipment that we can source – recycling the heat from our exhaust gases and reintroducing them in to the burners. Statistically we have been told this recuperation of the heat should save 30% of our energy consumption.
We use a high quality 24 % lead crystal cullet. This Cullet is supplied by Dartington Crystal. Cullet is a bi-product of Dartington production and therefore essentially their waste. We carefully recycle and melt it to a high standard to create some stunning works of art which are bi-products of other industries
We minimise waste through recycling our own clear glass too. We also save coloured offcuts to recycle as much as possible to reduce our impact on landfill
All members of staff have been trained to ensure we run equipment as efficiently as possible and are mindful to minimise waste at every opportunity. Customers and visitors are also informed of this information.
We gather waste packaging from local companies and reuse this to despatch orders where we can. The boxes may not look pretty in transit but this reduces our impact. When we have to purchase packaging we ensure that they are from environmentally friendly suppliers.
We minimise our use of water where possible
We make sure our manufacturing techniques minimise noise disturbance to neighbours – Quieter Hydra-vane compressors and silencers on fans have been fitted.
We aim to help phase out CFC depleting substances and monitor how we can embrace changes in the industry.
We aim to make pieces that last for hundreds of years becoming the antiques of the future – with the lengthiest product cycle possible. Roman examples still exist and so our creations may be around for 100s of year too.
We will review our policy annually
Our Environmental Policy Officer is Terri Malcolm
Contactable through our contact submission form