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 remained stable throughout August at around £18 per tonne.

Amber cullet prices dropped to £8 per tonne at the end of May 17 and have remained at this price since. 

Green cullet prices are steady at £8 per tonne. 

Mixed cullet prices declined to £10 per tonne at the end of June 17 and have remained at this price since.


Glass PRN prices

Glass PRN prices continued to remain relatively low. Prices over the past 6 months have closely mirrored mixed cullet prices, averaging around £12 per tonne for remelt and aggregate. 


Glass packaging recycling

Total glass packaging recycled (including remelt and aggregate) totalled 407kt  in 2017Q2, up 1kt from 406kt in 2016Q2.