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Ensuring effective protection against carbon leakage after 2020 A must for the European-based flat glass industry

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 risk of carbon leakage in the flat glass sector...

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EU waste legislation & building glass recycling

At a time when Europe’s flat glass manufacturers are faced with high energy costs, grasping the energy saving potential associated with an increase use of recycled glass could become a cost-effective solution to support industrial competitiveness...

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Glass for Europe statement on REACH and the composition of float glass

According to the definitions of the European Directive on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals 1907/2006 (REACH), glass is a single “substance” of “unknown or variable composition ...

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Consultation on Emission Trading System (ETS) post-2020 carbon leakage provisions
Glass for Europe - Answer to EC Consultation June 2014

Food contact materials
Glass for Europe - Position paper December 2013

Study confirms the insignificance of lead and cadmium content and migration in European flat glass products
Glass for Europe - Study  November 2013

Carbon leakage
Glass Alliance Europe - Position paper November 2013 

EU Climate and Energy Framework 2030
Glass for Europe - Position paper September 2013

Contribution to the impact study on the revision of the Carcinogens Directive
Position paper August 2013

Recycling of end-of-life building glass 
Glass for Europe - Position paper June 2013  

Statement on nanomaterials and glass coatings
Glass for Europe April 2013 

Answer to the consultation on structural options to strengthen the EU ETS
Glass for Europe - Answer to Commission's consultation February 2013

Answer to the consultation on EU 2020 Flagship on industrial policy
Glass for Europe - Answer to Commission's consultation August 2012 

Glass: Contributing to innovative, green and safe transport solutions for Europe
Glass for Europe - Brochure June 2012  

Eco-design for industrial furnaces
CPIV - Position paper October 2011 

Recycled content of glass products under the LEED Certification for New constructions and major renovations
Glass for Europe - Statement October 2011

Status of flat glass products under REACH
Glass for Europe - Statement September 2011