Glass for Europe welcomes EP committee move to incentivise initiatives in building glass recycling

Glass for Europe welcomes EP committee move to incentivise initiatives in building glass recycling
Photo source
www.glassforeurope.com
Glass for Europe welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee of its proposals to improve the Circular Economy Package.

Glass for Europe, the trade association of the flat glass sector, which manufactures energy saving technologies for the building, transport and solar-energy sectors, welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee of its proposals to improve the Circular Economy Package.

Glass for Europe considers that the reports rightly address longstanding bottlenecks in the recycling of building glass.

The vast majority of end-of-life building glass, used in windows and façades, is not properly sorted at source in Europe which renders its recycling in new glass products difficult.

To increase the recycling rates of its products and manufacturing sustainability, Glass for Europe commissioned a study to Deloitte Sustainability on the present situation in the management and recycling of end-of-life building glass in Europe.

Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe, comments: ‘This study provided many findings which helped us identifying the necessary conditions to render the recycling of building glass both environmentally and economically viable across Europe’s regions’.

Glass for Europe welcomes suggestions endorsed by the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee yesterday when they address the identified bottlenecks and create conditions for new recycling initiatives to emerge.

For instance, Glass for Europe supports the incentive to generalise pre-demolition audits and the call on a harmonisation of the status of by-products. However, Glass for Europe regrets the lack of support for initiatives aiming at granting free access to container parks to professionals.

‘Although we do realise that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the recycling of building glass in Europe, this report gives a signal to the construction and demolition, recycling and glass industries that concrete solutions need to be developed locally’, stresses Bertrand Cazes.

In this respect, Glass for Europe welcomes the call for introducing recycling targets for construction and demolition waste, and that Member States are asked to develop measures to ensure sorting of building glass.

600450 Glass for Europe welcomes EP committee move to incentivise initiatives in building glass recycling glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

Şişecam is the Winner of Europe's “Environmental and Social Innovation” Silver Award
An award came from Europe to the activities of Şişecam Group in the field of glass recycling.
Low-Carbon Economy By 2050: EU’s Vision Of A Modern, Clean And Competitive Economy
On 10-11 July, Glass for Europe participated in the European Commission’s stakeholder consultation event on the EU’s long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving competitive low-carbon economy by 2050.
Impatience Has Led Negotiators To Agree A Loose EED, Which Provides Mere Signals Only Deplores Glass For Europe
Last night, an agreement was struck between EU institutions on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).
Special Focus: Europe Mid-Century Strategy For Decarbonisation
In March 2018, both the Council and the European Parliament requested to the European Commission to develop a proposal for a “Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction”.
Today It Feels Like “Energy-Efficiency Last” – No Agreement On EED
Reaction to the failure to agree on a revised Energy Efficiency Directive.
Raising our glasses to the glass industry!
Glass is a popular and indispensable packaging material for food and beverages of all kinds. Current product trends and innovations in production will be presented by manufacturers at glasstec 2018 in Düsseldorf from 23 to 26 October 2018.

Add new comment