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The EU ETS reform must anchor the system in sectoral realities

Glass for Europe welcomes the launch of the discussions on the reform of the EU ETS post 2020 with the European Commission (EC) proposal of 15 July 2015. The proposal was much awaited by Europe’s flat glass industry ...


The status of Flat Soda Lime Silicate Glass and its raw materials under REACH

TECHNICAL BACKGROUND - This document aims to clarify the status of the Soda Lime Silicate (SLS) glass used for the manufacture of flat glass products and its raw materials in relation to the requirements of REACH ...


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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Beyond NACE - 12 industrial sectors supporting disaggregation
Glass for Europe - Joint letter FEBRUARY 2017 

Beyond NACE4 joint industry call
Glass for Europe - Joint Position Paper November 2016

Supporting industrial efforts to embrace low-carbon manufacturing processes
Glass for Europe - Position paper  June 2016

Consultation on Revision of the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) Directive
Glass for Europe - Answer to EC Consultation  MARCH 2015

Recycled content of glass products under the LEED Certification for New constructions and major renovations
Glass for Europe - Statement DECEMBER 2014

Ensuring effective protection against carbon leakage after 2020. A must for the European-based flat glass industry
Glass for Europe - Position paper SEPTEMBER 2014

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

Glass for Europe statement on REACH and the composition of float glass
Glass for Europe - Position Paper FEBRUARY 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

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

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

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