20 November 2023
HORECA National Factsheet for Spain
Spain has the 2nd largest hospitality sector in Europe and the 5th 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 waste management, Spain’s hospitality industry integrates comprehensive systems that emphasize waste reduction and recycling. Specifically targeting glass, Spain has implemented specialized collection methods tailored to hotels, restaurants, and bars. These initiatives encompass designated bins, scheduled pickups, and incentivized recycling programs, fostering active participation and a culture of sustainability among businesses.
Spain has the 2nd largest hospitality sector in Europe and the 5th highest density of HORECA establishments relative to population, with the largest relative share of pubs, clubs and bars. Interestingly, it also has the lowest share of restaurants. Spain is the 3rd biggest market for the collection and recycling of glass packaging in HORECA. In unit terms, it ranks 5th on the number of one-way glass beverage bottles placed on the market in HORECA, and 3rd on the tonnage share compared to all glass packaging. Consumption figures also demonstrate the strong impact of HORECA, with Spain ranking 5th in terms of one-way glass beverage packaging per establishment and 2nd in terms of kg/capita in HORECA. Spain 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.