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Brussels, 6 November 2020
While weight can become important for transportation, it depends on the energy used to transport goods and the distances travelled. Glass is a rather local industry after all.
Glass is also an inert, permanent material that never loses its properties or suitability for food contact packaging no matter how many times it is recycled, minimising resource depletion, saving CO2 and energy and avoiding litter. Glass is already 30 per cent lighter today, uses 70 per cent less energy, and emits 50 per cent less CO2 than in the seventies.
Recycled glass is now our most important raw material, accounting for 52 per cent recycled content on average in Europe.
Adeline Farrelly Secretary General, FEVE (EU Container Glass Federation)
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Glass is made from natural ingredients – making it best for preserving taste and quality. As a tasteless and odourless material with no chemical interaction, glass prevents the transfer.