HORECA sector

Products in glass bottles and jars are usually consumed and discarded in two major points of consumption: households and Hotels, Cafés and Restaurants (HORECA).

The collection of empty one-way glass containers is therefore heavily reliant on municipal waste infrastructure and on disposal from HORECA operators.

There are approximately 2 million HORECA establishment in the EU27+UK and a key challenge to meeting the Close the Glass Loop target is to increase the glass collection rate in a highly diverse and fragmented hospitality sector.

Close the Glass Loop is currently building up knowledge and resources on the contribution of the HORECA channel towards achieving the objective of 90% glass collection for recycling.

🔵 Study on assessing one-way beverage packaging in HORECA
🔵 National factsheets
🔵 Best practices

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