Close the Glass Loop launch event

From 30 June 2020 11:00 until 30 June 2020 12:30
At Online
Categories: ACR+ partner event

Sustainability is high on the public agenda, and packaging is no exception. This year, ACR+ joined other stakeholders throughout the glass collection and recycling value chain to shape a material stewardship programme for more bottle-to-bottle recycling – connecting businesses, brands, retailers, municipalities, EPR schemes and associations alike, at European and national level.
The European ‘Close the Glass Loop’ Platform is set to increase the quantity and quality of available recycled glass to ensure our Circular Economy works better for all. On 30 June 2020, we gathered to hear how organisations across Europe plan to work together to collect 90% of all glass packaging placed on the EU market by 2030.


11:00 - 11:10 Grab a coffee and log in! ☕

11:10 - 11:15 Opening & Welcome by the Host, Adeline Farrelly

11:15 - 11:30 A European Value Chain Vision for a Closed Loop Circular Economy: introduction by Michel Giannuzzi, President of the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE)

11:30 - 11:35 Cross-sectoral initiatives to foster the EU Circular Economy: keynote address by Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans, and Fisheries

11:35 - 11:55 Close The Glass Loop in Action:

  • Austria: Harald Hauke, Managing Director of Austria Glas Recycling and ARAplus
  • Spain: Sandra Anguiano, Public Affairs Director, EcoVidrio
  • Sweden: Magnus Andersson, Managing Director / CEO, Svensk Glasåtervinning AB
  • France: Jean Hornain, General Director, CITEO

11:55 - 12:10 Official Launch Ceremony, in the presence of all Founding Partners of the European Close The Glass Loop Platform:

  • Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+)
  • Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV)
  • Eurocities
  • European Container Glass Federation (FEVE)
  • European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW)
  • European Federation of Glass Recyclers (FERVER)
  • European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN)
  • Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance (EXPRA)
  • Municipal Waste Europe (MWE)
  • Producer Responsibility Organisations Packaging Alliance (PROsPA, represented by CITEO)
  • Soft Drinks Europe (UNESDA)
  • spiritsEUROPE

12:10 - 12:25 Q&A session

12:25 - 12:30 Closing remarks by the Host, Adeline Farrelly

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