The EU average collection of glass packaging for recycling was 80.1% in 2021, according to the latest data from Close the Glass Loop.
Close the Glass Loop aims to reach a post-consumer glass container collection target of 90% by 2030, and to ensure that this is recycled back into the container glass production loop.
The vast majority of the almost 12 million tonnes collected goes back to remelt new bottles and jars.
Date posted 04/07/2023
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