The Opening Ceremony of the UN's International Year of Glass 2022

In February our CEO and Managing Director, Steve Whettingsteel, was honoured to be invited and to attend the Opening Ceremony for the United Nations’ International Year of Glass 2022 at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Steve was one of the 135 physical attendees from across the globe with thousands more attending virtually over the 2-day event.

The International Year of Glass will celebrate both the historical significance of glass and the scientific and technical breakthroughs in modern times as well as looking to the future and how glass and glass technologies can be used to transform society and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development 2030 goals.

The Opening Ceremony on 9th – 11th February was a huge success thanks to the organisers and sponsors and an indication of a great year of events to come honouring this fascinating material.

Here at Krysteline we will be continuing to support innovation in the glass recovery and reprocessing sector, utilising our technology to recover and refine glass previously deemed only suitable for landfill.

Watch this space for more details of how we are getting involved with the International Year of Glass including delivering thought provoking presentations and our participation in innovative research and development.


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