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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. ...


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 ...


Study confirms the insignificance of lead & cadmium migration in flat glass

For understandable public health concerns and environmental considerations, European authorities are keen to ensure that heavy metals, and in particular lead and cadmium, are not substantially present in materials composing everyday life products. ...


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Food contact materials
Glass for Europe - Position paper December 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