Hospitality sector Joins Close the Glass Loop
The European hotels, restaurants, bars and cafés sector, represented by HOTREC, has joined Close the Glass Loop the multi-stakeholder stewardship programme for glass packaging launched in June 2020.
The platform has the objective to achieve a post-consumer glass container collection target of 90% by 2030 and to ensure that this is recycled into the container glass packaging.
“We are delighted to join the Close the Glass Loop platform. HOTREC fully supports the promotion of sustainable, responsible and high-quality tourism. In particular, we encourage our members to use resources and deal with waste management in the best possible way in order to pursue new business development and improve daily operations” says Marie Audren, HOTREC Director General.
Close the Glass Loop aims to unite the glass packaging value chain under a multi-stakeholder European programme supported by 11 national level action plans.
Members will cooperate with the national glass value chains across Europe to share best practices of glass collection and recycling that bring about operational and practical solutions to increase the collection and recycling.
“Hotels, restaurants, bars and cafés are a major point of consumption for products packed in glass and are a major focus of Close the Glass Loop. We are pleased to work together to increase bottle-to-bottle recycling”, stated Adeline Farrelly, FEVE Secretary General. “The collaboration with HOTREC will help us better understand the specific challenges and issues faced by operators to collect and recycle glass. We want to contribute to the sector’s sustainability strategy”.
Image: FEVE General Secretary Adeline Farrelly