Record Collection of Glass Containers for Recycling Hits 78% in the EU

“The record high glass collection for recycling rate of 78% shows that our ambitious Close the Glass Loop targets can be achieved with close cooperation between all players in the value chain, sharing best practices on innovative and tailored collection models, high quality sorting and recycling and communication campaigns for consumers” says Joachim Quoden, Managing Director of EXPRA (Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance), on behalf of Close the Glass Loop partners.

The growth of 2 percentage points compared to 2018 performance shows that the glass packaging value chain is delivering on its circular economy ambition. The multi-stakeholder stewardship partnership Close the Glass Loop where EXPRA and members are actively involved aims to achieve a postconsumer glass container collection target of 90% by 2030, and to ensure that this is recycled into the container glass production loop.