Flat glass manufacturers’ decarbonisation efforts under the spotlight at the Sustainable Industrial manufacturing conference

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Flat glass manufacturers’ decarbonisation efforts under the spotlight at the Sustainable Industrial manufacturing conference

Glass for Europe and its members were under the spotlight at the Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing conference in Brussels, with two member company representatives of Glass for Europe presenting their decarbonization efforts and their companies’ sustainability strategies. Dr. Marc Foguenne, Vice-President Sustainability Architectural Glass Europe and Americas, AGC Glass Europe, described the company’s strategy towards decarbonisation.

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Auto glass is a resource for greater recycling

Improving sorting and quality of the end-of-life automotive glass pieces could provide a new source of recycled glass for flat glass manufacturing. In its position on the revision of the End-of-life Vehicles Directive, Glass for Europe provides background information to policy-makers and offers some reflections on how to support greater recycling of automotive glazing. “Glass

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Glass for Europe’s reaction to the ETS and CBAM European Parliament vote

Glass for Europe reacted to today’s vote on the review of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and the proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) with a video message from its Secretary General, Bertrand Cazes. “With today’s vote, the European Parliament is telling industry to go faster, higher and stronger in decarbonization” said B.

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2nd Glass for Europe workshop on flat glass recycling

Yesterday, 5 May 2022, Glass for Europe hosted its 2nd workshop on flat glass recycling. Glass for Europe’s workshops provide a forum to glass and glazing national associations and flat glass manufacturers to discuss topics of high interest for the flat glass sector. As for the previous workshop, which took place in February, 3 speakers

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Glass for Europe at 4th Innovative Glazing Global Summit

On Friday 28 April, Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe, participated as a speaker to the 4th Innovative Glazing Global Summit. The latest technological advancements improving the glazing process, trending glass use cases in architectural design and recent innovations were among the topics of this 2022 edition. While developing new innovative products to

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Making sustainable products the norm in the European Union

Yesterday, 30 March, the European Commission released new proposals aiming at making sustainable products the norm in the EU. The main objective of the package of proposals is to make “almost all   physical goods  on the EU market  more friendly to the environment, circular, and energy efficient throughout their whole lifecycle“. The package includes: A

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Realizing the full potential of glazing in an EPBD fit for 2030

Glass for Europe believes that it is time for a coherent revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). In the position paper released today and in its answer to the public consultation, the European association of flat glass manufacturers and transformers calls on the European Parliament and the Council to realize the full

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Joana Arreguy elected Chairwoman of Glass for Europe

Joana Arreguy elected Chairwoman of Glass for Europe Press release Brussels, 30 March 2022: On March 24, during Glass for Europe’s General Assembly, Joana Arreguy, Glass Industrial Director at Saint-Gobain, was elected Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Glass for Europe. Joana Arreguy began her career in Saint-Gobain in 2011 and has since then held different managerial

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Talking glass in sustainable buildings

“Glazing will be essential to deliver truly sustainable buildings” affirms Glass for Europe’s Secretary General B. Cazes in an interview released for the Theme Park of GPD – Glass Performance Days. Already today, glazing solutions helps designing and constructing sophisticated and comfortable sustainable buildings. Sustainable buildings which are highly energy efficient by definition but that

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