At First Inaugural Meeting, MEPs Highlight Gaps In Current Life Cycle Assessments

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The first MEP policy dialogue on glass packaging and glass tableware took place in the European Parliament. 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

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At First Inaugural Meeting, MEPs Highlight Gaps In Current Life Cycle Assessments
On the 25th of September, 2012, the first MEP policy dialogue on glass packaging and glass tableware took place in the European Parliament. 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. The MEP Policy Dialogue is hosted by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Dr Filip Kaczmarek from Poland, Member of the Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and Dr Vittorio Prodi from the Partito Democratico, Italy, a member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. The Group is supported by FEVE - the EU container glass association. 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.

Dr Filip Kaczmarek, in welcoming the establishment of the MEP Policy Dialogue on glass packaging and tableware, 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.” The inaugural event 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 t...

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