EXCHANGE Volume 02, No. 1, 2024, pp. 141-145

Bingxi CHEN

The Path to Carbon Neutrality in the Glass Industry

Abstract: This article mainly studies how to achieve carbon neutrality in the field of glass. Currently, global climate change has become a common challenge faced by countries around the world, and the construction industry is one of the main sources of global greenhouse gas emissions. As one of the widely used materials in the construction industry, the greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide generated during its production and use cannot be ignored. Therefore, how to achieve carbon neutrality in the glass industry has become an important research direction. This article adopts a lifecycle assessment based approach to comprehensively analyze the production, transportation, use, and disposal of glass, and proposes corresponding emission reduction measures. Specifically, we will focus on the following aspects: firstly, optimizing production processes to reduce energy consumption and waste generation; Secondly, promote the concept of green buildings and improve building energy efficiency; The third is to strengthen the recycling and utilization of waste and reduce environmental pollution. Through the comprehensive application of these measures, carbon emissions during glass production and use can be effectively reduced, achieving the goal of carbon neutrality.

The focus of this study is to explore effective ways to achieve carbon neutrality in the glass industry and provide feasible emission reduction solutions for relevant enterprises. I hope this study can provide useful reference and inspiration for carbon reduction in the glass industry.

Keywords: Carbon neutrality; glass; architecture; industry.