Our vision is to achieve a 90% glass packaging collection for recycling rate in the EU by 2030, so more recycled content can be used in a new production loop. Our mission is to provide a platform that supports exchange of best practice between all the operators and professionals who are active in glass collection and recycling. All the value chain is involved: glass producers, brands & fillers, Extended Producer Responsibility organisations, glass recycling facilities, municipalities, as well as the hospitality sector.
Close the Glass Loop, in collaboration with our partners and national platforms, monitors the journey towards attaining our ambitious goal of achieving a 90% glass collection for recycling rate. Every year, during the month of June, coinciding with the anniversary of the platform's launch, we proudly unveil our annual report on the glass recycling rates for EU27 + United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Norway. Our latest publication showcases the current recycling rates in a visually engaging and informative map, shedding light on the remarkable progress we have made in promoting sustainable glass recycling across these regions. As we continue to work tirelessly to encourage responsible glass disposal and recycling practices, we look forward to sharing our ongoing success stories and inspiring others to join us in this vital mission.
Close the Glass Loop remains dedicated in its commitment to year-over-year improvement, as vividly depicted in the visual representation below. This consistent growth is a direct result of our close collaboration with a diverse spectrum of sectors and municipalities. Our success is further bolstered by intensive communication campaigns and active engagement with all stakeholders in the glass collection & recycling industry. Together, we forge strong partnerships to collectively pursue the objective of Close the Glass Loop. This effort ensures that we not only meet our objectives but also set a benchmark for sustainable glass recycling, creating a lasting impact on the environment and communities.
Be it reusable or recyclable packaging, glass is an infinite resource and a permanent material in an always-improving circular system. We can choose to avoid waste by recycling and need to get people to recycle more and to recycle better!