Statement on nanomaterials and glass coatings

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Statement on nanomaterials and glass coatings

Glass for Europe statement on Nanomaterials and glass coatings The Commission adopted on 18 October 2011 a recommendation on the definition of Nanomaterial (2011/696/EU)[1] meant to be used as a reference for determining whether a material should be considered to be a ‘nanomaterial’ for legislative and policy purposes in the European Union. Since, the definition,

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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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The EU ETS reform must anchor the system in sectoral realities

The EU ETS reform must anchor the system in sectoral realities Position paper on the EU ETS post-2020 (rev4) Glass for Europe welcomes the launch of the trilogue discussions on the reform of the EU ETS post 2020 after the detailed examination of the EC proposal by both the Council of the EU and the

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Supporting industrial efforts to embrace low-carbon manufacturing processes

Supporting industrial efforts to embrace low-carbon manufacturing processes European Environment and Resource Efficiency funding programmes The EU manufacturing sector is challenged by strong global competition and ambitious EU environmental & climate policies. In order to remain competitive and to provide the greatest possible contribution to the move towards a competitive low-carbon economy, European-based flat glass

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Economic study on recycling of building glass in Europe – Deloitte

Economic study on recycling of building glass in Europe – Deloitte As European authorities look into ways to make the concept of a ‘Circular Economy’ real in the construction sector, a new study of Deloitte Sustainability analyses the present situation in the management and recycling of end-of-life building glass in the EU. This study, commissioned

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Recycled Content of flat glass for LEED Certification

Glass for Europe statement on Recycled Content of flat glass for LEED Certification. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, which aims to promote sustainable buildings, by awarding credit points in different categories. It addresses, amongst others, reduction of energy use, improvement to the

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Ensuring effective protection against risk of carbon leakage after 2020

Ensuring effective protection against risk of carbon leakage after 2020 A must for the European-based flat glass industry Position paper on the EU ETS post-2020 The 2014 quantitative assessment carried out by the European Commission for establishing the carbon leakage list for the period 2015-2019 has shown a 20% increase in the effective risk of

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