Container glass production under the EU ETS reform post-2020: An asset for Europe’s low-carbon economy
To maintain glass production and its associated value chains in Europe, and allow it to invest to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the container glass industry requires a predictable and stable policy framework for decarbonisation that supports innovation and long-term industrial investments.
The container glass industry provides direct jobs to more than 43,000 people and represents close to 70% of all glass production in Europe (20 million tonnes). The container glass industry is committed to resource-efficiency and providing quality packaging solutions. Glass containers are part of several value chains, underpinning key European sectors such as wines, spirits, pharmaceuticals, perfumes, cosmetics and high value foods. Products packed in glass are massively exported and contribute to a positive trade balance of about 21€ billion per year.
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