Who is FEVE
FEVE is the Federation of European manufacturers of glass containers and machine-made glass tableware. Its members produce over 20 million tonnes of glass per year. The association has some 60 corporate members belonging to approximately 20 independent corporate groups. Manufacturing plants are located across 23 European States and include global blue chip and major companies working for the world’s biggest consumer brands.
About the Container Glass Industry
The European container glass industry provides a wide range of glass packaging products for food and beverages as well flacons for perfumery, cosmetics and pharmacy to their European and world customers. With its 162 manufacturing plants distributed all over Europe, it is an important contributor to Europe’s real economy and provides employment to about 50,000 people, while creating a large number of job opportunities along the total supply chain.
As packaging, glass containers assure the preservation, safe delivery and attractive presentation of a vast array of consumer products, supplied to European and world markets. Whether used for drinks, food, cosmetics, perfumes or pharmaceuticals, glass plays a vital role in supporting European trade and commerce. Glass is 100 percent recyclable, virtually inert and preserves the original taste of the products it contains. Food and drinks need the protection of its container to preserve purity, because health is not only in the ingredients but also in the packaging that preserves these ingredients. Consumers who believe glass is the best packaging option for their preferred food and drinks support glass by joining the Friends of Glass movement on www.friendsofglass.com
In June 2008, Adeline was appointed Secretary General of FEVE, the EU Federation for Glass Packaging and Tableware Producers. She is Member of the Board of Glass Alliance Europe and holds the post of Secretary General on a rotating basis.
Adeline has spent 25 years in Brussels working for various private and institutional organisations including the EU Commission, EU Parliament, Deloitte, and EuropaBio – the EU association for biotechnology industries.
Born in Ireland in 1963, Adeline holds a degree in political science from University College Dublin (UCD) and later earned a marketing qualification from the Marketing Institute of Ireland. She is an active member of the Countess Markievicz group supporting women for election.
- Glass Packaging and the circular Economy : two visions under the same label.
- focus on the circular life of glass and how its on track and trend with both the market and the EU policy agenda today.
- Adeline will take you through a few stats and outlook for the industry.