New EU Study Highlights the Green Potential of Glass

Published: 26 November 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass, Sustainability

“Food Production Daily” reports a study by the European Commission calls for glass to be branded an energy-friendly product, calls on the industry to educate policy makers on the benefits of the material, and urges policy makers to consider the environmental and energy benefits of glass when designing new environmental policies. The study, commissioned by the Enterprise and Industry DG, says “glass is pure and nature as well as a reusable product.” The study also highlights, however, that the relatively high-energy intensity of glass production makes reducing carbon emissions a major challenge for the industry. According to the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE), the use of glass bottles, jars, and flacons was up by four percent in 2007 over the same period the previous year.

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