EU glass recycling rate hits 73%


Over 25 billion glass containers are being recycled in Europe to hit a 73% recycling rate.

Latest industry data published by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) shows that Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria and Germany continue to be the best performers with Italy, Netherlands and Malta all showing improvement.


But Eastern European countries are growing fastest with Estonia, Slovenia, Slovak Republic and Croatia all recording promising growth rates.

FEVE president Vitaliano Torno said: “The high glass recycling rate of 73% shows that the glass packaging model is the best performing closed loop business model, but more resources need to be invested to improve glass recycling even further and especially in countries lagging behind.”