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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...


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 ...


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Supporting industrial efforts to embrace low-carbon manufacturing processes
Glass for Europe - Position paper OCTOBER 2014

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