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Scientific curator
Alicia Durán

Technical curator
Eduardo Actis

Karen Davies, Alicia Durán, Beatriz Egido Requejo, Emiliano López Peris-Mencheta

General coordination
Área de Cultura Científica y Ciencia Ciudadana del CSIC. Eduardo Actis, Paloma Arroyo, Laura Llera Arnanz

Design, layout


Teaching material
Paloma Arroyo



The Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Envases de Vidrio (ANFEVI) was created in 1977, with the aim of representing and defending the interests of the Spanish glass industry, bringing together the concepts of production development and protection of the environment. An example of sustainability, the Spanish glass industry pioneered the implementation of a recycling programme.
Today, its member companies represent 98% of glass container production in Spain, manufacturing around 19 million bottles and jars a day and generating direct employment for over 3,000 people.


Constituted in 1995, ECOVIDRIO is a not-forprofit entity responsible for glass recycling throughout Spain. Its mission is to effectively and efficiently fulfil, in close collaboration with the public administrations, the waste management obligations for glass
containers the legislation sets out for member companies, in order to contribute to circular economy principles. It encompasses everything from the installation of bins and eco-design to the treatment of waste to turn it into new raw materials.


The Consejo Superior
de Investigaciones
Científicas (CSIC) is the most important public institution dedicated to research in Spain and one of the leading research institutions in Europe. Attached to the Ministry of Science and Innovation, its fundamental goal is to develop and promote research for the benefit of scientific and technological progress.
The driving force of the CSIC’s research comprises its more than 120 centres and institutes in all fields of knowledge, distributed throughout all the autonomous communities, and its over 11,000 workers. The CSIC’s Área de Cultura Científica y Ciencia Ciudadana (Citizens’ Science and Scientific Culture Division) works on taking scientific research to society through different initiatives and dissemination actions in multiple formats.


The Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) is a public foundation, reporting to the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Created in 2001, FECYT’s mission is to strengthen the link between science and society through actions that promote open inclusive science, culture and scientific education.


The Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, which belongs to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (ICV-CSIC), specializes in the study and development of glass and ceramic materials. The ICV-CSIC’s GlaSS research group is the role model in Spain for the study and development of glasses and glass ceramics, from the basic science to collaboration with the Spanish glass industry. The ICV-CSIC is leading the International Year of Glass 2022, approved by the United Nations with the sponsorship of the Spanish Mission at the UN.


FEVE is the Federation of European manufacturers of glass containers for food and beverage and flacons for perfumery, cosmetics and pharmacy markets. Its members produce over 80 billion glass containers per year. The association has some 60 corporate members belonging to approximately 20 independent corporate groups. Their 160 manufacturing plants
manufacturing plants are located across 23 European States and maintain 125.000 direct and indirect jobs along the total supply chain.