Safe & Circular: boosting recycling rates and ensuring food safety
Brussels, 12 May 2016
The European Container Glass industry welcomes the long awaited European Commission’s package published today, which paves the way for a real EU Circular Economy. The new recycling targets for glass packaging are ambitious but the industry is ready to take on the challenge with the right support in a level-playing field for all materials. [Read More]
EUROPEAN CONTAINER GLASS INDUSTRY WELCOMES LONG AWAITED CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE Using waste as a secondary raw material in a closed loop is key
Brussels, 2 december 2015
A tighter convergence of objectives and a stronger legal coherence between the safety of Food Contact Materials and the principles of the Circular Economy were debated at a lunch held last week in the European Parliament and co-hosted by MEPs Birgit Collin-Langen (EPP, DE) and Christel Schaldemose (S&D, DK). The increase of waste recycling in the future EU Circular Economy must also ensure increased safety of food contact materials. [Read More]
GLASS RECYCLING HITS 73% IN THE EU BEST PERFORMING BOTTLE TO BOTTLE CLOSED LOOP RECYCLING SYSTEM
Brussels, 14 September 2015
atest industry data – published today by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) – show that the EU28 average recycling rate for glass packaging hits the 73% mark for the first time. Over 25 billion glass containers continue to be recycled in a bottle to bottle closed loop making glass a model of the circular economy. [Read More]
Friends of Glass wins a Stevie® in the 2015 International Business Awards Gold Stevie for the Communications Campaign of the Year, Reputation and Brand Management
Brussels, 26 August 2015
FEVE, the European Glass Container Federation, and Weber Shandwick Brussels won a Gold Stevie® Award in the 12th Annual International Business Awards programme for the pan-European Friends of Glass campaign.[Read More]
Friends of Glass invites European Consumers to Map their Taste
Brussels, 1 June 2015
Friends of Glass, an influential community movement that encourages Europeans to look beyond the label and choose glass packaging, kicked off their 2015 Tour d’Europe at EXPO Milano, with a world class cooking, tasting, and infotainment event. This took place on Thursday, 28th May.[Read More]
Friends of Glass invites European Consumers to Map their Taste Global taste experts & European consumers join forces to define the ‘Taste of Europe’
Brussels, 28 April 2015
Today, Friends of Glass launches the ‘Taste of Europe’ campaign in a bid to discover what tastes best represent the diverse range of cultures across Europe. Friends of Glass, an influential community movement that encourages Europeans to look beyond the label and choose glass packaging, is inviting consumers to #MapYourTaste via a fun online quiz. All findings will be combined to define the ultimate ‘Taste of Europe’. [Read More]
EU Container Glass Production Growth shows Industry Resilience
Brussels, 2 April 2015
Last year, a solid growth was recorded for the European container glass industry. In the EU28, production volume increased by 1.6% according to FEVE 2014 data published today. More than 22 million tons or some 50 billion glass containers were sold to customers inside and outside EU markets. [Read More][Statistics]
New President of FEVE
Brussels, 4 March 2015 Vitaliano Torno, Managing Director, O-‐I Europe – one of Europe’s leading glass packaging manufacturers -‐ has been elected President of FEVE – the European Container Glass Federation -‐ at its FEVE Board of Directors meeting in Brussels on February 12th.[Read More]
The European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) Environmental, social and economic contribution of the Container Glass sector in Europe
Brussels, 20 January 2015 The Container Glass sector in Europe brings value to Europe’s social, environmental and economic welfare according to findings from an Ernst & Young study commissioned by FEVE “Environmental, social and economic contribution of the container glass sector in Europe.” [Read More]
Erik Bouts from O-I Europe elected President of the European Container Glass Federation
Brussels, 10 June 2014 Erik Bouts, President of O-I Europe – one of Europe’s leading glass packaging companies - has been elected President of FEVE – the European Container Glass federation - at its Annual General Assembly in Venice on June 6th. [PDF - Read More]
FEVE Glass Recycling Stats Year 2012
Brussels, 2 April 2014 Latest glass recycling figures for the EU show also there is now far more glass recycled than ever before. Since the 1990s, recycling rates for glass have increased by a whopping 131% in Europe. Using recycled glass replaces virgin raw materials in glass production which helps decouple resource use from economic growth: a proven role model of the circular economy. [Read More]
# Glassmakers join call urging ministers to align industry, energy and climate policies
Brussels, 13 March 2014 The European Container Glass Organisation (FEVE) and Glass Alliance Europe, along with key industry organisations such as the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), joined more than 130 chief executive officers (CEOs) from the manufacturing industry last week in calling to streamline climate and energy policy towards growth and jobs... [Read More]
# Circular economy: it is time for waste.
Brussels, 18 June 2013 The above 144 character tweet sums up the key conclusions drawn in the debate “Circular economy: a waste of time or time for waste?” hosted by FEVE - the European Container Glass Federation. A panel discussion closed the loop of an event where container glass industry representatives, European Parliament and European Commission delegates as well as thought leaders from the Wuppertal Institute and Mc Kinsey tried to answer to the debate’s question. And the answer is clear: time has come to dramatically turn waste into valuable resources as a key pillar of a competitive EU circular economy.. [Read More]
More than 70% of glass bottles and jars collected for recycling in the EU
Brussels, 26 March 2013 According to the latest glass recycling industry data – published today by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) – the average glass recycling rate in the European Union has risen above the 70% threshold for the first time. This means that over 11 million tons were collected throughout the European Union in 2011.
This achievement follows major efforts made in all EU Member States over the past few years to meet the EU’s 60% recycling target for glass, a level that was reached by all the relevant countries by 2008. Some of them recorded particularly outstanding results. Other countries are in good shape to meet the target within the later fixed deadlines, while for some there is still potential to improve. [Read More]
Glass packaging growth helps Industry to weather long-winded crisis
Brussels, 12 December 2012 Glass packaging production volumes in Europe grew by 1.9% in the first half 2012 according to data published today by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE). The growth is in response to the increasing demand on the domestic and outside EU markets. This builds on the positive trend recorded in 2011. Despite the unstable economic and financial crisis that negatively affects the whole European manufacturing sector, these records shed a positive light on the stability and future prosperity of the European container glass sector... [Read More PDF]
“First MEP Policy Dialogue On Glass Packaging Launches in European Parliament"
Brussels, 25 September 2012
The event celebrated the establishment of the permanent MEP Group in the European Parliament but also highlighted one of the first policy issues: Life Cycle Analysis enjoys wide consensus as the best way to assess environmental impacts. But are policy makers right to trust them?
Glass Packaging Production - Buoyant Growth in 2011[Click on the icons to enlarge]
Brussels: 25 June 2012 Glass packaging production volumes in Europe grew by 4.2% in 2011 according to data published today by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE). The growth confirms the increase recorded in the first half of 2011 (4.7%), and builds on a positive trend after the 2009 financial crisis. Production figures areback to 2006 levels. The total production volume in Europe was 21.7 million tonnes as against 20.8 million tonnes in 2010. Considering market diversification as well as major progress made in light weighting, it is conservatively estimated that more than 50 billion units were produced by about 160 plants in Europe for domestic and international markets.[PDF] Read more...
FEVE source. These data are published as estimates and therefore subject to modifications
New President Elected at the European Container Glass Federation
Brussels, 20 June 2012 Stefan Jaenecke, CEO of Verallia North Europe, one of the largest container glass makers in Europe, has been elected as the new president of FEVE - the European association for container glass. Read more...
Neuer Präsident der europäischen Vereinigung für Verpackungsglas gewählt Brüssel, 20 Juni 2012 Stefan Jaenecke, CEO von Verallia Nordeuropa, einem der größten Hersteller von Verpackungsglas in Europa, wurde zum neuen Präsidenten der FEVE – dem europäischen Verband für Verpackungsglas – gewählt. Lesen sie mehr...
Glass industries form new Alliance on climate change and sustainability
Press Release Brussels, 29 May, 2012
Today national glass associations and sectors join forces to create a new alliance to work on climate change and sustainability issues. “Glass is a substance that has no other match and the potential is huge. Glass is essential to meeting a brighter future because it has endless applications,” says Paolo Giacobbo, President of Glass Alliance Europe and representing Assovetro the Italian National Glass Association, a founding member. “Today’s launch sees the glass industries in Europe coming together to work on sustainability issues and share resources to ensure glass continues to meet its potential”...
Glass recycling figures steady in 2010 Using waste as a raw material feeds the circular economy
Press Release Brussels, 26 March, 2012
According to the latest glass recycling estimates published today by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) and one year ahead of Eurostat’s official data – the average glass recycling rate in the European Union remains stable at 68%. That means about 25 billion glass bottles and jars were collected throughout the European Union in 2010.
Glass recycling and separate waste collection: key drivers towards a circular economy
Press Release Brussels, 21 February, 2012
A report published today by the Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+) for the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) says separated waste collection schemes should be widely supported if we are to build a circular economy for glass packaging. It stated that Europe needs to use its resources much more sparingly by recycling more, meaning we need higher collection rates and higher quality of collected glass. The report concludes that only glass bottles and jars collected separately will result in both a higher quantity and quality of post consumer glass (cullet) availability that can save resources to make new packaging.
Glass packaging growth sheds light on bright future
Press Release Brussels, 5 December, 2011
Glass packaging production volumes in Europe grew by 4.7% in the first half 2011 according to data published today by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE). The growth builds on increased production already recorded in 2010.
In the first six months, the European industry produced 10.6 Mtonnes of glass compared to 10.2 Mtonnes in the first half 2010. Major EU countries like France were up 7.2% in production volumes, Germany up 7.1%, Italy up 6.4%, and Turkey recorded a dazzling growth of 15% - all signals to a recovered confidence from customers and consumers...
Wine in Moderation, Art de Vivre “likes” Friends of Glass Recycling Action on Facebook
Press Release Brussels, 7 October, 2011
The European Wine sector’s Wine in Moderation, Art de Vivre campaign joins forces with Friends of Glass to spread the word about drinking responsibly. The “Wine in Moderation, Art de Vivre” message is featured as part of a Facebook recycling game called “Pass the Bottle” where friends are invited to recycle their glass bottle, after sharing a virtual drink with each other.
2010 Much better year for container glass production
Press Release Brussels, 28 June, 2011
Production data 2010 published today from the European Container Glass Federation show a general recovery from the drop of the previous year. In 2010, the industry produced 20.7 million tonnes of glass compared to 20.1 million tonnes in 2009 marking an increase of 3.5%.
A Europe-wide survey released today by the independent research consultancy InSites shows that glass is consumers’ preferred packaging material for food and drinks by three quarters of European consumers. The top three key reasons were: glass packaging preserves the taste of its contents; it is considered healthy and safe; and is environmentally friendly.
Closed-loop recycling means a material can be reused over and over again in a closed loop system - like for glass bottles. This is key to a resource efficient Europe.
Brussels, 21 February 2011 ‐ In 2009, more than 67% of glass bottles and jars were collected for recycling in the European Union. According to FEVE – the EU Container Glass Federation, estimates for 2009 - published one year ahead of the Eurostat figures – indicate that about 11 million tonnes or 25 billion glass bottles and jars were collected throughout Europe (EU27, Croatia, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey). This confirms the steady and positive trend of the last years (66% in 2008). Read more….
European Parliament discovers the taste of European mineral waters
MEPs highlight role of glass as the packaging material of the future during first ever water-tasting event in EP.
Over 100 European policy makers, members of the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE), consumers and other stakeholders attended on Wednesday night, 9 February 2011, the first ever water-tasting event in the European Parliament. The event, entitled ‘Discover the Natural Mineral Waters of Europe’, was hosted by Rovana Plumb, Filip Kaczmarek and Theodoros Skylakakis, Members of the European Parliament. Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of the World 2007, invited the guests to experience the diversity and differences in taste of the mineral waters.
New insights in sustainability and glass packaging
MEP Kathleen van Brempt calls glass industry promising role model.
Brussels, 29 September 2010
FEVE (The European Container Glass Federation) held a web conference today on the glass packaging industry’s strong record on environmental sustainability and the health benefits of glass. Speaking at the conference was European FEVE president, Niall Wall, Kathleen van Brempt from the European Parliament and FEVE Technical Director, Fabrice Rivet.