Policy areas / Health & Safety / COVID-19


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In brief

States and municipalities across Europe are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by issuing, and frequently revising, emergency orders and/or guidance that may threaten the ability of the glass fibre industry to operate and aid in the response to COVID-19.

Why is it important

The European glass fibre industry is committed to work on minimising the generation of waste in its installations. The ultimate objective of the industry is that zero internal waste goes to landfill. The intrinsic properties/qualities of the glass fibre products make it a daunting task (e.g. resistance, low thermal conductivity or durability) and the industry is already working on solutions to remove these barriers.

Our view

While the European glass fibre industry is working on solutions to minimise the generation of waste in its installations, it is crucial that all the composite value chain, the authorities and the relevant stakeholders work on solutions to avoid composites’ waste. Glass Fibre Europe and its members are supporting the composite industry in this task, including via Glass Fibre Europe’s contribution to the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) activities in this field.

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