Notes to Editors
About the Survey
The omnibus survey was carried out in partnership with the Research Institute Respondi and had a sample size of 1,000 for United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain. Sample size of 500 for Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia. Today, 73% of glass bottles and jars are collected for recycling in Europe. About 90% of them are endlessly recycled into new bottles and jars. One kilo of recycled glass replaces 1.2 kilos of virgin raw materials and reduced CO2 emissions by 67%. For each 10% of recycled glass put in the furnace there is a 3% energy saving. For further results, see national scorecards on news.friendsofglass.com
About Friends of Glass
Friends of Glass started in 2008 as an awareness campaign for glass packaging. It was created by FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, an international not-for-profit association representing glass packaging for food and drink, flacons for perfumery, pharmacy and cosmetics and glass tableware makers. Friends of Glass unites a community of people from different countries in Europe and beyond who are convinced that glass is an ideal packaging material because of its unique environmental, economic and family-friendly benefits. Individuals, national organizations, agencies and companies that believe in the sustainability credentials of glass are also proud members of the community.
FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, is the association of European manufacturers of glass packaging containers and machine-made glass tableware. The federation represents the glass container industry at an international and European level, serving as a forum for examining common questions. FEVE maintains a dialogue with the European institutions and agencies on environmental, trade and other important issues relevant to the industry. The federation promotes glass packaging and glass recycling, complementing the activities of the glass industry at a national level.
For further information on European data, please contact:
Michael Delle Selve, Senior Communications Manager, FEVE
+32 (0)2 5360080
+32 (0) 2 894 90 13
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