EU glass and glazing national associations meet at Glass for Europe

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EU glass and glazing national associations meet at Glass for Europe

On May 21, European glass and glazing national associations came to Brussels to participate in the traditional annual workshop organised by Glass for Europe for national glass associations and EU flat glass manufacturers. A must for all European glass stakeholders. Glass for Europe seizes this opportunity to update national associations on the main issues at

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The flat glass sector and indirect costs under the EU ETS

On behalf of the flat glass manufacturing sector, Glass for Europe responded to the two consultations launched by the European Commission on the revision of state-aid guidelines in the context of the amended EU ETS directive. These two consultations pursue to objectives: first, to inform the European Commission on the impact of the existing system

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Insignificant releases of metals from flat glass products

A new study confirms the insignificant health hazard linked to the release of metals from flat glass products. While the European Commission is considering reviewing the Foods Contact Material Directive on Ceramics (84/500/EEC) and contemplates to enlarge the scope to glass products, a new study undertaken by the Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro reports undetectable or

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Insignificance of metals migration in European flat glass products

  A new measurement campaign confirms the insignificance of metals migration in European flat glass products For understandable public health concerns and environmental considerations, European authorities are keen to ensure that heavy metals are not released in food. Metals are not intentionally added in clear soda-lime silicate flat glass, except for aluminium[1], therefore their presence

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Position Paper on food contact materials

April 2019 Position paper on food contact materials   The European Commission is currently reviewing the existing regulatory framework on food contact materials, in particular Directive 84/500/EEC[1] for ceramic articles. Among the discussed features of a possible legislative revision are: The potential extension of the Directive’s scope to glass materials and articles, A significant reduction

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Maximising energy savings from glazing | EPBD brochure

Press release Maximising energy savings from glazing A fresh brochure by Glass for Europe to support the development of window- and glazing-proof building codes Brussels, 16 March 2019: Glass for Europe releases today a fresh publication on the Energy Performance of Building Directive, Maximising energy savings from glazing. The purpose of this brochure is to

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Insignificance of window performance declining rate under EED article 7

  Today, Friday Mars 15th, Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe, intervened at the Energy Efficiency Expert Group meeting on the calculation of energy savings under Article 7. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the possibility to develop non-binding lifetime values for calculating energy savings and to assess if applying a

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Flat glass off-cuts must be considered as by-products

Since flat glass off-cuts meet all criteria to be considered as by-product set in the Waste framework Directive (2018/851), Glass for Europe calls on Member States to take the necessary measures for a full recognition of this valuable resource for the flat glass industry and facilitate the move to a more circular economy. Flat glass

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Flat glass manufacturing to be considered an “environmentally sustainable activity” in the EC taxonomy context

  On February 22, Glass for Europe responded to the consultation launched by the technical expert group on sustainable finance established by the European Commission. In particular, Glass for Europe responded to the consultation on the first proposed selected economic activities that contribute substantially to climate change mitigation. This selection of activities, also known as

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