Glass

Introduction

This section of the data portal provides a summary of developments in the UK’s recovered glass market.  The data presented here comes from respected, publicly available and regularly updated sources on the internet.  By following the links above the graphics, you can find out more details on the source of the data and visit the sites to access the full data.

The current highlights and trends are:


Recovered glass container prices


Clear cullet prices continued to achieve £18 per tonne, having previously remained at £20 per tonne between October 2017 and January 2018. 

Amber cullet prices continued to hold at £13 per tonne.. 

Green cullet prices also remained at £13 per tonne. 

Mixed cullet prices continued to reach £13 per tonne.


Glass PRN prices


Glass PRN prices achieved £13 per tonne for the first time since July 2016. 


Glass packaging recycling


Total glass packaging recycled (including remelt and aggregate) totalled 316kt in 2017Q4.