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 showed improvement towards the end of August 18, rising to £20 per tonne, having previously dropped to  £15 per tonne in early July.  

Amber cullet prices reverted to previous levels in August, having briefly declined to £10 per tonne in early July. They currently stand at £15 per tonne. 

Green cullet prices showed signs of improvement, reverting to £13 per tonne in late August. 

Mixed cullet prices briefly dropped to £8 per tonne but recovered to £10 per tonne at the end of August. 


Glass PRN prices

Glass PRN prices continued to show improvement, and have slowly risen throughout the year to £16 per tonne in August 18. This is the highest price point seen since June 2015. 


Glass packaging recycling

Total glass packaging recycled (including remelt and aggregate) totalled 326kt    in 2018Q3.