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Part of the Solution: Glass and the New Age of Sustainable Consumption

Beauty has always been attractive to people deciding on their next purchase. But increasingly important to consumers around the world are the environmental impacts of the choices they make. As the EU prepares for new rules on green product claims,...
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The countless properties of glazing

Glass is a high-tech material vital to the energy performance, safety, security and comfort of buildings and cars.
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Large glazed surfaces deliver more than we think

By providing access to natural daylight and a visual connection with the external environment, glass ensures health and well-being in all type of buildings.
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The Virtuous Circle: Why Permanence and Recycling are Vital for a New EU Economy

A circle isn’t just a shape. It is a symbol of continuity – of permanence. The European Commission has proposed creating a new circular economy, to boost sustainability and reduce pressure on natural resources.  It is now time for EU...
Circular materials 07-06-2021

Germany’s pioneering bottle deposit scheme has lessons for the EU

Ten EU member states are planning to switch to deposit schemes for beverage container recycling in order to meet new Green Deal requirements. Germany has 20 years of experiencing in operating the world’s largest such scheme.
Energy 24-09-2020

World solar technology summit: A blueprint for the energy intensive sector?

The world solar technology summit, which took place in India earlier this month, could in many ways be a model for the decarbonisation of the energy-intensive sector, which includes industries such as steel, cement, chemicals, non-ferrous metals and glass, writes Gauri Khandekar.
Energy 03-02-2020

Glass: A low-hanging fruit for the climate – and a tough nut to crack

Glass is irreplaceable in buildings, making it a key part of the solution to unlock energy savings and help reach Europe's decarbonisation targets. But it's also an energy-intensive industry, for which no immediate clean energy alternative is available.
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Carbon leakage assessment
Climate change 09-12-2016

How to improve the carbon leakage risk assessment?

To Glass for Europe, the reviewed criteria based on the carbon intensity and trade intensity of the sectors is appropriate to define risks of carbon leakage for Europe’s industrial sectors.
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Carbon Leakage
Energy 09-12-2016

Why benchmarks should be based on real and verified data

Benchmarks to evaluate carbon leakage exposure should be based on real and verified data without “flat rate” adjustments.