“The most significant step yet towards achieving
climate-neutral glass packaging throughout Europe.”
Brands and retailers alike have committed to ambitious sustainability goals, and as a material we use every day, glass packaging is playing a big part in this transition. Reducing our carbon emissions is a shared challenge that requires innovative solutions from all stakeholders.
The joint ‘Furnaces for the Future’ underpin our industry’s decarbonisation efforts. Building cutting-edge furnaces powered by renewable energy and improved hybrid technologies is at the heart of the industry’s ambition to achieve a carbon neutral future. Set to reduce carbon emissions from glass production by up to 60%, more efficient furnaces are already on the horizon.
Learn more about the Furnaces for the Future and how they’ll help to build a stronger, more competitive and environmentally-friendly industry.DISCOVER THE FUTURE OF FURNACES
The recycling action platform bringing together the entire glass packaging ecosystem.
‘Close the Glass Loop’ is an industry platform to unite the glass collection and recycling value chain, and to establish a material stewardship programme that will result in more bottle-to-bottle recycling. We aim to increase the quantity and quality of available recycled glass – so that people don’t just recycle, but recycle more and better.
Today, “light weighting” or “right weighting” – reducing how much glass is needed to make containers while maintaining performance criteria on strength, quality and design – is a market reality.
The average bottle is 30% lighter than 20 years ago. Glass production is up to meet growing demand for sustainable inert packaging, with more recycled glass content than ever, while energy consumption thanks to innovation. And ever-lighter glass packaging is on the horizon from producers and brand partners across the industry.
The glass industry is making great strides in sustainability, responsible production and consumption, and technological innovation. Here are just a few of the ways we’re delivering on our commitment to a greener future:
recyclable, in a closed loop system – that’s glass packaging!
of all glass is currently recycled in the EU.
average EU collection rate of used glass packaging – our ambition by 2030.
The CO2 reduction in the glass packaging industry over the last 40 years.
of Europe’s glass packaging industry has jointly developed a vision for new Furnaces for the Future.
of CO2 emissions from glass furnaces will be reduced with new Furnaces for the Future.