20 November 2023
HORECA National Factsheet for Italy
In number of establishments, Italy has the biggest hospitality sector in Europe and the 4th highest density of HORECA establishments relative to population.
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.
In Italy, renowned for its bustling culinary scene and vibrant hospitality sector, the collection of glass from HORECA establishments is a significant focus. With a multitude of bars, restaurants, and cafes, Italy sees a substantial volume of glass packaging used within these venues. The country has implemented extensive collection systems, often in collaboration with waste management companies and local authorities, to efficiently gather glass waste from these establishments. These initiatives aim to streamline recycling processes and minimize the environmental impact of glass disposal within Italy’s thriving HORECA market.
In number of establishments, Italy has the biggest hospitality sector in Europe and the 4th highest density of HORECA establishments relative to population. In absolute terms, it represents the 2nd biggest market for the collection and recycling of glass packaging in HORECA. In unit terms, Italy ranks 4th on the number of one-way glass beverage bottles placed on the market in HORECA but only 11th when it comes to the share of tonnage, indicating smaller bottle formats. Generally, however, it should be noted that consumption of one-way glass beverage packaging in HORECA, where Italy ranks 3rd, is consistent with the high levels of consumption of all glass packaging where Italy ranks 2nd.
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.