The first Member of European Parliament (MEP) policy dialogue on glass packaging has taken place in European Parliament.

The European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) said that the inaugural event on 25th September provided the opportunity to discuss how Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) enjoy wide consensus as the best way to assess environmental impacts, however policy makers should work towards plugging the gaps and beware of the pitfalls.

This is a platform where a range of policy issues affecting the glass industry can be openly discussed and debated with Europe’s decision makers, NGOs and stakeholders. MEPs also discussed glass tableware.

The MEP policy dialogue was hosted by MEPs Filip Kaczmarek from Poland, Member of the Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and Vittorio Prodi from the Partito Democratico, Italy, member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. The Group is supported by Feve.

According to FEVE, over the coming years, the MEP policy dialogue in the European Parliament will study a range of policy issues like waste management, industrial policy, sustainable consumption and production.

Speaking about the debate, Filip Kaczmarek said: “This MEP policy dialogue is an excellent opportunity to contribute and discuss issues which are important for industry and consumers alike. For that we need to know first-hand about the issues and understand the complexities to build a healthy and vibrant glass manufacturing base in Europe.”