20 November 2023
HORECA National Factsheet for Portugal
Portugal has the 3rd highest density of HORECA establishments relative to population and is home to the 7th biggest hospitality sector in Europe, with the 2nd largest relative share of pubs, clubs and bars.
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.
Portugal belongs to a group of countries known for their extensive count of HORECA establishments and substantial consumption of glass packaging products. During Portugal’s tourist season, especially in peak periods, the hospitality sector experiences a surge in glass waste due to increased activity in hotels, restaurants, and cafes. This uptick strains the existing collection systems designed for glass packaging within the HORECA sector. The influx of tourists leads to higher consumption, amplifying the volume of glass waste generated, creating challenges for efficient collection and management during these peak times.
Portugal has the 3rd highest density of HORECA establishments relative to population and is home to the 7th biggest hospitality sector in Europe, with the 2nd largest relative share of pubs, clubs and bars. Portugal is also the 6th biggest market for the collection and recycling of glass packaging in HORECA. In unit terms, Portugal ranks 2nd on the number of one-way glass beverage bottles placed on the market in HORECA, and 2nd also on the tonnage share compared to all glass packaging. This is also reflected in terms of consumption, with Portugal being the country which consumes the most one-way glass beverage packaging in HORECA in kg/capita, and ranks 4th in consumption per establishment. Portugal is therefore a priority country when it comes to glass collection and recycling in HORECA.
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.