The container glass industry and its role in the circular economy
Tuesday 17th September 11:05 - 11:25
Waste – and how to prevent it – have become mainstream issues in the news and on political agendas in Europe and its member states. The circular economy approach focuses mainly on products and packaging made from plastics in order to minimize waste and recycle the material more effectively.
Despite the fact that most regulations and initiatives relate to plastics, the laws and initiatives which work on a stronger circularity, will also affect the container glass industry and associated glass packaging. Therefore, glass recycling targets increase and the eco-design of a packaging will become more important.
BV Glas wants to highlight the extent to which the container glass industry presently contributes to the circular economy at an advanced level and what future challenges might be, driven by regulations intended for plastic packaging
Speaker: Sheryl Webersberger, Product Policy Advisor at BV Glas