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FEVE: Good Practices in collection and closed-loop glass recycling in Europe

2012-08-20 | Representative organizations

Recent research carried out by ACR+ on behalf of the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) aimed at identifying good practices on glass packaging waste recycling. The research looks at eight case studies across Europe, demonstrating that sorting glass packaging waste from other waste flows, generally provides a high quantity and quality material for recycling.

Glass collected separately from other materials provides the highest quality feedstock
The study
An efficient glass collection and recycling scheme is an important driver to move towards a circular economy where waste is not dumped but become the essential raw materials used to manufacture new products.
In this study, available on FEVE’s website, the aim is to identify good practices in selective collection and closed-loop recycling of glass packaging waste from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) across European regional and local authorities. ACR+ on behalf of the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) conducted this research to identify good practices on glass packaging waste recycling and highlight some key results.
The strategic objective established for this project is to increase awareness and disseminate information on good practices of glass recycling with the aim to increase the quantity and quality of the cullet available.

Operational objectives
The following objectives were identified for this project:
•    what are the different types of glass recycling collection schemes operating across Europe?
•    which factors affect the success of an effective glass collection scheme?
•    evaluate the performance of the different glass collection schemes;
•    identify best practices for glass collection schemes leading to closed loop recycling (bottle to bottle).
The methodology of selective collection; quantity and quality of the glass waste ensuring closed-loop recycling were amongst the most important criteria to select the good practices. The case studies ...










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