Renewable Matter # 09 / March-April

In Italy Glass Generates 1.4 Billion Euros

by Marco Gisotti

In Europe, production and recycling employ 125,000 people. In Italy, 77% of glass packaging is recovered and the 3 million tons of unused raw material save 316 million cubic metres of methane and ensure a cut of 1.9 million tons of CO2. Today, though, 512,800 tonnes of glass still end up in mixed waste collection.


While the traditional economy struggles to go on and sometimes it stops, glass keeps on rolling, making the wheels of economy spinning. These are not just mere words but an accurate snapshot of the glass packaging industry in Italy and Europe.

A few numbers are enough to understand that it is a healthy sector. According to the recent report Glass...

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