Manifesto 2024-2029: Glass for Europe presents its policy recommendations

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Manifesto 2024-2029: Glass for Europe presents its policy recommendations

In addition to the five-part video series (available here), Glass for Europe is thrilled to unveil a two-pager Manifesto outlining its priorities and policy recommendations for the 2024-2029 mandate of the European institutions. With the European elections taking place in less than 70 days, from 6 to 9 June, Glass for Europe releases a new

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A news-packed and fruitful Glass for Europe General Assembly

On 20 March 2024, Glass for Europe held its annual General Assembly in Brussels, bringing together senior executives and committee chairs from EU-based float manufacturers. This year’s General Assembly was marked by the welcome of a new member. Şişecam operates four float glass production lines in the EU, two in Italy and two in Bulgaria,

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The EC builds plan for industrial leadership in advanced materials… including flat glass!

Recently, the European Commission (EC) published a communication on Advanced Materials for Industrial Leadership to outline its strategy for “advanced material” research, innovation, and production in the EU. The EC outlines its intention to keep the current EU leadership in this sector, reach strategic autonomy regarding advanced materials, and attain Green Deal objectives with the

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Glass for Europe publishes a new Q&A on glass in sustainable buildings

Glass for Europe has published a Q&A on the role of glass in sustainable buildings. Structured around three main questions, the Q&A helps to approach the issue of carbon from different angles. As the operational carbon of buildings (generated by the heating and cooling systems) is increasingly understood and addressed in policies, the focus is

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Manifesto 2024-2029: Incentivise the recycling of old glazing

Recycling is very high on the agenda of Europe’s flat glass manufacturers, and they are calling on policymakers to follow suit. The new video of Glass for Europe’ 2024-2029 manifesto introduces the conditions to create a closed-loop recycling system which can contribute to save raw materials and reduce carbon emissions in glass production. Flat glass

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Explanatory paper on Microplastics and Interleavants in the flat glass sector

The European Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/2055 of 25 September 2023 ‘restricting synthetic polymer microparticles on their own or intentionally added to mixtures’ entered into force in October 2023. Its purpose is to ban the placing on the market of mixtures containing synthetic polymer microplastics. The ban from placing on the market does not apply to

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An Industrial Deal is needed to realise the promises of the EU Green Deal

On 20 February, the EU Industry Summit took place in Antwerp in presence of over 75 industry top executives, representatives of nearly 20 different manufacturing sectors, European trade unions as well as European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo. The flat glass sector participated to this event with

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Glass for Europe’s workshop on the EPBD political agreement

On 19 February, Glass for Europe invited its National Partners to attend a workshop to analyse the political agreement reached on 7 December on the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). If the agreement is yet to receive final endorsement by the Council of the EU and the European Parliament’s plenary session,

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Glass for Europe Strengthens Transatlantic Cooperation at NGA Glass Conference

Glass for Europe participated in the Glass Conference organized by the National Glass Association (NGA) from February 5 to 8 in Charleston (SC). The event brought together over 100 industry professionals from the USA and Canada to discuss regulatory and technical issues affecting the glass manufacturing and fabrication sector in North America. As part of

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