20 November 2023
HORECA National Factsheet for United Kingdom
The UK has the 5th largest hospitality sector in EU + UK, but ranks only 18th in density relative to population. However, it is the biggest market for glass collection and recycling 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.
Here, we’re sharing a factsheet focused on the United Kingdom, a significant player in waste management within the hospitality sector, leading in various categories under examination.
The UK has the 5th largest hospitality sector in EU + UK, but ranks only 18th in density relative to population. However, it is the biggest market for glass collection and recycling in HORECA. With 3 out of every 10, it has the highest number of one-way glass bottles placed on the market in HORECA and ranks 9th in terms of tonnage, indicating smaller bottle formats. The low density of its hospitality sector may explain why the UK ranks 1st also on the average consumption of one-way glass beverage packaging per establishment. Generally, however, it should be noted that consumption of one-way glass beverage packaging in HORECA, where the UK ranks 4th, is consistent with the high levels of consumption of all glass packaging where it ranks 6th. The UK is therefore a priority country for glass collection and recycling in HORECA.
Nations with such profiles must make additional efforts to gather glass from hospitality venues to truly make a difference in closing the glass loop.
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.