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Glass for Europe welcomes glass recycling focus

30 Jan 2017
Proposals from the European Parliament's ENVI Committee to improve the Circular Economy Package have been welcomed by Glass for Europe.

The Committee recognises the need to address longstanding bottlenecks in the recycling of glass from buildings.  End-of-life glass from construction and demolition sites is often not properly sorted meaning that its opportunity for recycling or reuse is missed.

Glass for Europe, the trade association of the European flat glass industry, endorses the recommendation that conditions need to be created for new recycling initiatives to emerge.  Introducing recycling targets for construction and demolition waste could help and Member States should be requested to develop measures to ensure suitable sorting of building glass.

“Although we do realise that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the recycling of building glass in Europe, this report gives a signal to the construction and demolition, recycling and glass industries that concrete solutions need to be developed locally”, stresses Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe.

The press release from Glass for Europe provides more details.