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FEVE & FERVER joint position paper on recycled content

05 October 2021
The EU is reviewing the Packaging Directive and considering recycled content targets, while glass packaging manufacturers and recyclers are committed to a circular economy.

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Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

14 July 2021
FEVE responds to EU consultation on carbon pricing options, including CBAM, but finds it difficult to fully answer without more information on CBAM organization.

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Closed Loop Glass Recycling in Europe: why DRS is not the way forward

04 June 2021
Evidence shows that DRS does not maximize recycling of glass and could have negative consequences.

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Packaging Value Chain calls on the EU to allocate adequate resources to the revision of the PPWD

16 April 2021
Packaging value chain associations express concerns to European Commission about timing and resources for Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive review.

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Quality Standard Recommendation For European Container Glass Industry

22 March 2021
FEVE recommends using ISO 22000 standard for European container glass industry to ensure high quality and food safety for customers. ISO 22000 is a global standard for the industry.

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Glass sand – UNI test method for the determination of non-glass inorganic material

05 November 2020
Glass sand, made from ground up waste glass and ceramic fragments, can be used in glass production.

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Glass Industry calls on ENVI MEPs to Close the Loop

15 October 2020
FEVE supports European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan and urges European Parliament’s Environment Committee to consider promoting infinite recycling, toxic-free circularity, and optimal collection for closed loop recycling of food and beverage packaging.

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Calculation of recycled content and post-consumer recycled content of glass containers

01 October 2020
Glass is endlessly recyclable in a closed loop, it is inert and impermeable to gases no matter how many times it is recycled.

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EU Packaging Value Chain Paper calls for integrity of EU Single Market

18 September 2020
Industry groups unite to defend Single Market for packaging and goods amid national provisions, risking EU sustainability goals. European Commission and Member States must act to prevent erosion.

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Position on the new Circular Economy Action Plan

02 June 2020
European container glass industry supports and participates in the Committee of the Regions’ consultation on the new Circular Economy Action Plan, calling for amendments to close the loop on packaging in Europe.

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Position Paper: Consultation on the Circular Economy Action Plan 2.0

May 2020
European Commission adopts Circular Economy Action Plan as part of European Green Deal, focusing on design and production for a circular economy, involving business and stakeholder community.

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COVID-19: Ensured continued manufacturing of glass packaging

19 March 2020
The container glass industry asks for support to maintain production of food, beverage, and pharmaceutical packaging during the current crisis.

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EU’s Circular Economy Roadmap and Action Plan

02 January 2020
European Container Glass Industry supports Commission’s Circular Economy roadmap and action plan, committed to collaborating and calling for support in achieving goals and contributing to European Green Deal and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Deposit Return Systems – not a universal solution

09 December 2019
Deposit return systems (DRS) for recycling one-way bottles misleadingly marketed as systems for reusable packaging

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Long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future

26 November 2019
Industry4Europe coalition releases joint paper on EU industrial strategy with recommendations in 7 areas; calls for ambitious, long-term plan to support innovative, sustainable industry.

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Statement on the recyclability of coloured glass bottles

12 November 2019
Glass bottles are available in a large range of colours but only three of them are mainstream and represent the vast majority of the bottles on the EU market.

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Extended producer responsibility schemes and eco-modulated fees

29 October 2019
European glass, steel, and aluminum packaging industries support development of secondary legislation on ecomodulated fees for collection, sorting, and recycling of packaging waste based on circularity.

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Open letter on Scotland’s Recycling DRS scheme

09 September 2019
FEVE signs open letter to Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary addressing concerns about inclusion of glass in proposed Scottish deposit return system.

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Report on the recycling Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in Scotland

September 2019
A report to inform the debate on the potential impact of the introduction of DRS systems in Scotland.

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Recycling Rate rather than Recycled Content

03 July 2019
European glass industry prioritizes increasing availability of high-quality, color-separated cullet for bottle-to-bottle recycling.

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Requirements for packaging and permanent materials

08 June 2019
The Circular Economy Package and revision of the EU Waste Framework Directive and Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive aim to create circular economies for packaging through waste prevention, reuse, and recycling targets.

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Packaging Supply Chain Principles on EPR fee modulation & review of packaging requirements

29 May 2019
In context of EU Circular Economy Package and revised Waste Framework Directive and Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, 57 organizations share guiding principles and recommendations for policy initiatives, including definition of “necessary costs” for litter clean-up and EPR fee modulation.

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Future development of PEF: Glass industry welcomes the opportunity to contribute

20 December 2018
Container glass industry welcomes chance to contribute to future development of Product Environmental Footprint method.

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Internal Market for Packaged Goods under threat

29 August 2017
FEVE joined 65 organizations to call to protect the Internal Market legal base for the proposed amendment to the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD). The PPWD helps prevent barriers to the free movement of goods and ensures environmental requirements are consistent across the European single market. The amendment aims to promote resource efficiency in the supply chain for packaged goods.

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Industry declaration on REACH Article 33

14 July 2017
The container glass industry produces simple articles, like bottles and jars, that are defined as such under REACH regulation because their shape and surface determine their function. These articles are made of a unique substance called soda-lime silicate glass and do not contain any substances under REACH regulation.

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Stakeholder consultation on Chemical, Product, Waste Interface

7 July 2017
Chemicals, products, and waste should be the focus of food packaging work; only safe, recyclable materials should be used; closed-loop systems and permanent materials should be incentivized; environmental footprint methodology should consider chemical contaminants.

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EU ETS – No trade-off on Fairness

10 May 2017
The Parliament, the Council and the Commission enter now the trilogue negotiations that will shape the ETS directive after 2020.

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Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy

16 February 2017
Europe is the cradle of the manufacturing industry and has been at the forefront of industrial revolutions and technological innovations.

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Industry Alliance call for #FAIREUETS

07 February 2017
All approaches which are discriminatory towards sectors exposed to carbon leakage risks and namely: the “tiered approach” to free allowance allocation should be rejected.

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FEVE recommendations on the Circular Economy Package

20 January 2017
The European Container Glass Industry has recommended key circular economy measures for policymakers ahead of vote. Glass is a permanent, recycled material and strong partnerships are needed to maintain quality and efficiency.

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Call for an ambitious measurement point for glass recycling

20 January 2017
EXPRA, EURIC, FERVER, and FEVE support a single, harmonized calculation methodology for glass recycling in all Member States to increase the quality and efficiency of the glass recycling value chain.

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Glass packaging for food contact: Harmonised testing methods

16 November 2016
The European container glass industry calls for harmonized food contact legislation. The Council of Europe’s EDQM has already started work on this. Evaluation of materials for food contact should focus on finished materials and manufacturing processes, not substances used to produce them.

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EUETS Post 2020: Energy-intensive industries say ‘no’ to Tiered Approach

27 September 2016
EU energy-intensive industries call for a predictable and stable policy framework that supports innovation and long-term industrial investments.

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EU ETS reform post-2020: An asset for Europe’s low-carbon economy

02 June 2016
The container glass industry in Europe needs a stable policy framework to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support innovation.

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From target policy to Circular Economy

27 May 2016
European Container Glass Industry pioneers circular economy with recycled glass use and waste collection advocacy. Partnerships maintain recycled material quality and efficiency.

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EU Circular Economy – Industry position

01 July 2015
The European container glass industry supports the circular economy and recycling used bottles and jars to make new ones without loss of quality.

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Joint Statement on the EU’s 2015 Work Programme

07 January 2015
The signatories support the Circular Economy package for its environmental, economic, and social benefits. The package provides a strong basis for democratic discussion during the legislative process.

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FEVE letter to President Juncker: Circular economy package

12 November 2014
Letter to President Juncker requesting support for the Circular Economy Package.

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ETS position paper of the Alliance of energy intensive industries

04 September 2014
The 2030 climate and energy framework must set principles for carbon reduction measures to ensure predictability for industry.

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FEVE Position on EU Waste Policy Revision

15 May 2014
The glass packaging industry supports a “zero waste” policy, higher recycling targets, and separate collection to transition to a circular economy. Glass is a permanent resource that can be infinitely recycled or used for reusable packaging. The current review of EU waste directives is an opportunity to push for zero waste in Europe.

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Position paper on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

02 December 2013
Packaging producers, producers and importers of packaged goods, and retailers have legal and financial responsibility to recycle products through appropriate national schemes. They should have a full view of how financial resources are used.

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Assessment Study on LCA gaps

10 October 2012
This report presents the findings of a comprehensive gap analysis of LCA.

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