RezeroLab Data

Reusable beverage packaging

Data from Spain

The main premise of the circular economy is that waste is resources that can be used more than once within the system and generate new value. In this way, economic growth is decoupled from the extraction of new natural resources. The reuse of packaging is the cornerstone of this approach, taking into account the volume of waste associated with products packaging.

Although the reuse of beverage containers allows a reduction on waste generation, greenhouse gases and save costs compared to the use of single use plastic, cans or glass containers, its market share is still too low.

Evolution of the share of reusable beverage packaging (water, soft drinks and beer) in the total amount of packaging marketed in Spain

Source:Own elaboration based on consultancy data Canadean Ldt. and Global Data

The share of reusable beverage packaging has not stopped decreasing in recent years, going from a share of 21% in 2010 to 15% in 2022. This reduction trend has been maintained for all the beverage categories analyzed, except for soft drinks, which have increased the number of reusable containers between 2019 and 2022 .