2 July 2021

90 Minutes, Episode 3 – and one year of Close the Glass Loop!

On June 30, we marked the one-year anniversary of the Close the Glass Loop platform with a special edition of 90 Minutes, as well as asking: How can the glass value chain best support the HORECA sector's sustainable recovery?

The hospitality sector has been particularly hard-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Closures, curfews and limited service have exerted huge amounts of pressure and uncertainty on Hotels, Cafés and Restaurants. As a major consumption channel for products packed in glass, this episode of 90 Minutes aimed to discuss the outlook for the HORECA sector, assess the overall impact of the crisis for brands, HORECA operators and the glass packaging collection & recycling value chain, and identify what measures need to be put in place to ensure the sustainable recovery of the HORECA sector. We were thrilled to be joined by Marie AudrenDirector General of HOTREC Europe, as our keynote speaker, representing the voice of the hospitality industry in Europe, as well as our panelists Alessandro Pasquale from Mattoni 1873, Luis Medina-Montoya Hellgren from the City of Málaga and João Letras, Director of Waste Management at Portugal’s Sociedade Ponto Verde.

And that’s not all… on 30 June 2021, we marked the one-year anniversary of Close the Glass Loop! The Best Practice Presentation took us on a journey through the 11 National Platforms of Close the Glass Loop, ending with a celebratory message from the European Platform.

Did you miss the episode? Relive the experience here, and explore the event page: