EFBW joins "Close the glass loop" platform

02.06.2020

EFBW – representing the European natural mineral and spring water producers – joins “Close the Glass Loop” – the industry stewardship programme for glass packaging initiated by FEVE – the EU Federation of the container glass. The platform has the objective to achieve a post-consumer glass container collection target of 90%, and to ensure that this is recycled into the container glass production loop to come back as a new packaging.  
 
“We are proud to be joining the Close the Glass Loop platform. Natural mineral waters packed in glass are an important component of our members’ offer to European consumers, especially in the HORECA sector”, comments Patricia Fosselard, EFBW Secretary General. “For decades, natural mineral and spring water producers have led the way, protecting their sources and carefully packaging their product so that it reaches consumers as nature intended. The packaging used by the industry is fully recyclable and already achieves high recycling rate (76% for glass). Producers are committed to further improve their environmental performance. We believe that it is crucial that every bottle is collected, recycled, and given a second life. That’s why we support the Close the Glass Loop pledge to achieve a 90% collection target” adds Patricia Fosselard.

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