20 November 2023
HORECA National Factsheet for Germany
In number of establishments, Germany has the 4th biggest hospitality sector in Europe and in absolute terms, it represents the 5th biggest market for the collection and recycling of glass packaging in HORECA.
Close the Glass Loop investigated glass packaging waste in the hospitality channel. The study provides a summary of the market characteristics & recycling performance of the hospitality channel across the EU-27MS + the UK, and the waste management governance models available to hospitality operators in 10 of the European countries that have Close the Glass Loop national platforms.
From our detailed study packed with lots of numbers and complex information, we’ve crafted easy-to-read national factsheets. These handy sheets sum up the most important stats and key details for each country in one place. They’re like quick snapshots, making it simple for everyone to understand the main findings without getting lost in all the data.
Through well-organized recycling initiatives, specialized bins, and comprehensive collection schedules, Germany ensures efficient and widespread glass recycling within its bustling hospitality industry. This commitment not only reflects Germany’s dedication to sustainability but also sets a high standard for responsible waste management.
In number of establishments, Germany has the 4th biggest hospitality sector in Europe and in absolute terms, it represents the 5th biggest market for the collection and recycling of glass packaging in HORECA. But the share of one-way glass beverage bottles in HORECA is very low, representing 7% of the total tonnage of glass packaging placed on the market and 0,2 in every 10 glass beverage bottles – the lowest ratio in Europe. While Germany is 5th on general per capita consumption of glass packaging, it ranks only 22nd when it comes to per capita consumption of one-way glass beverage packaging in HORECA. This may be due to high levels of reusable glass packaging in HORECA, as well as high levels of home-consumption of products packed in glass.
The study about One-way Glass in the HORECA Sector is available through the button below, while you can download the national factsheet from here.