Ban on imports of flat glass from Belarus to tackle circumvention of Russian sanctions
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3w ago
Glass for Europe welcomes the decision from the European Council to include flat glass products as part of the extension of the scope of sanctions on Belarus to fight circumvention. In a Regulation adopted on 29 June, the European Council has decided take further actions to prevent the circumventions of sanctions placed on Russia. The import of float glass originating from Russia has been banned since the first round of economic sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine in 2022. However, since then, important flows of flat glass kept on entering the European Union via Belarus. Glass for Eur ..read more
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Glass for Europe engages in strategic meetings to shape industry’s future
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3w ago
This week, Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe and, for this year, of Glass Alliance Europe, led a series of pivotal meetings to address the future of the EU glass industry. On 19 June, the Executive Committee and General Assembly sessions of Glass Alliance Europe were dedicated to discussing key EU topics crucial for the industry’s future. These included decarbonisation, competitiveness, industrial policy, glass recycling, energy policy, and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). It was also the time to appoint Thomas Davreux, Managing Director of InDUfed, as the ne ..read more
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Outcome of the European Election (6-9 June)
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by Adrien Carton
3w ago
The European election took place from 6 to 9 June in 27 EU Member States. A total of 720 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) were elected for the 2024-2029 term. The balance of power within the European Parliament has not been shaken. The centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) arrived first at the EU election. The group gained 13 additional MEPs when it had lost seats in the last three previous elections (2009, 2014, 2019). The Socialists & Democrats (S&D) remain the second largest group as they only lost 4 MEPs. Parties from the Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group perf ..read more
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Glass for Europe releases its position paper on the dismantling of end-of-life automotive glass
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The latest trends and issues in automotive recycling were discussed this week at the International Automotive Recycling Congress 2024, with a focus on the work on the End-of-life of vehicles Regulation (ELVR). Today, to contribute to this broad discussion, Glass for Europe publishes a paper explaining how dismantling automotive glass an essential step is to enhance the recycling of end-of-life vehicles. The proposals from the European Commission (EC) on glass dismantling could increase the availability of high-quality automotive glass cullet and boost recycled content in glazing. To improve c ..read more
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Dismantling automotive glass is a mandatory step to increase recycling of end-of-life vehicles
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June 2024 Dismantling automotive glass is a mandatory step to increase recycling of end-of-life vehicles Position on the revision of the End-of-Life of Vehicles Directive Flat glass components used in vehicles, e.g., windscreens, side windows, or panoramic sunroofs, enable users’ visibility, safety and comfort. If one dismantles and sorts automotive glass parts correctly at the end-of-life of vehicles, recycling this glass is possible. This reduces raw materials consumption by 1.2 tonnes for each tonne of used cullets. It also reduces CO2 emissions, cutting at least 600 kgCO2 from the produc ..read more
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Glass for Europe attends the ECEEE summer study 2024
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From 10 to 14 June, Glass for Europe is attending the summer study of European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) to exchange on building energy efficiency and the role that glazing plays in it. Glass for Europe gained and shared insights with the Energy Efficiency community on the key priorities for the flat glass value chain and its contribution to EU renovation objectives. This ECEEE summer study 2024 is a chance to discover new research on energy efficiency in buildings and provide an environment for exchanges on EU policies such as the new Energy Performance of Building Dire ..read more
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Informative paper on bird-friendly glass solutions
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by Adrien Carton
1M ago
In its new informative paper, Glass for Europe introduces the issue of bird collisions with glass surfaces and the wide range of technologies developed by the flat glass industry to prevent them and preserve biodiversity. Bird fatalities from collisions with glass are a growing cause for concern. Experts in the field estimate that millions of birds die each year in Europe because of collisions with glass. The issue has gained in importance due to the increased pressure on bird ecosystems, the decline of numerous bird populations and the expansion of cities. In reaction, the most concerned reg ..read more
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Glass for Europe attends the ICG Spring School 2024
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by Adrien Carton
2M ago
From 29 April to 3 May, Glass for Europe has attended the ICG – International Commission on Glass Spring School 2024 where industry and academia experts convened to discuss the pivotal role of glass and glazing in fostering sustainability. During the five-day event, the focus was directed towards the challenges of reducing carbon footprint in the glass industry (with emphasis on furnace design, raw materials and recycling) as well as the applications of glass in the production of clean energy. To kick off the event, Glass for Europe’s Secretary General, Bertrand Cazes introduces attendee ..read more
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Glass for Europe visits company that specialises in designing bird-friendly solutions
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by Adrien Carton
3M ago
On 25 April, the Glass for Europe secretariat visited the offices of Orion Laser Tech, a company that develops machinery with a focus on lasering of glass, for instance to create bird-friendly markings to reduce fatalities and protect biodiversity. If the scale of the problem remains mostly unknown due to limited data availability, it is often estimated that millions of birds die each year in Europe as a result of collisions with glass surfaces. An issue which could be further worsened due to the expansion of cities and buildings, as well as the increased pressure on bird ecosystems. This iss ..read more
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Glass for Europe participates in a roundtable on Extended Producer Responsibility in the Construction Sector
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by Adrien Carton
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On 16 April, Glass for Europe participated in a workshop on the “Extended Producer Responsibility in the Construction Sector” organised by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE). A fruitful exchange with stakeholders and policymakers to assess the potential of this policy instrument for transitioning to a circular economy in the built environment. In view of the increased circularity requirements in European policies (through a dedicated Action Plan, the revised Construction Products Regulation or the Environmental Taxonomy Delegated Act), BPIE decided to organise a roundtable ..read more
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