FERVER, the European Federation of Glass Recyclers has joined the Close the Glass Loop programme.

The major industry stewardship programme for glass packaging was recently launched by FEVE, the European glass container federation.

One major target of the platform is to reach a post-consumer glass container collection target of 90% while the other one is to ensure that the recycled material is reused again into a new production loop of glass containers.

“We are eager to collaborate on the Close the Glass Loop platform. We fully support its mission and objectives, and we are glad to be involved in its shaping from its early stages – says Ulrich Ix, President of FERVER.

“Recycled glass is a precious resource for the container glass production loop. It means a more resource-efficient production process, more sustainable and competitive glass packaging solutions for the market, more opportunities of sustainable growth for the whole glass packaging Circular Economy”.

“Cullet processing companies are a key enabler to the final recycling of post-consumer glass into a new production loop. This can’t simply happen if collected glass is not properly sorted, treated and upgraded into a furnace-ready raw material,” said Michel Giannuzzi, President of FEVE.

“The collaboration with FERVER members is therefore fundamental if we want to achieve the Close the Glass Loop objectives. We are really glad to count on their collaboration.”