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 buoyant, rising from £18 per tonne to £20 per tonne in October 2017. 

Amber cullet prices held at £13 per tonne during October and early November. 

Green cullet prices remained stable at £13 per tonne. 

Mixed cullet prices continued to reach £13 per tonne.


Glass PRN prices


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


Glass packaging recycling


Total glass packaging recycled (including remelt and aggregate) totalled 436kt in 2017Q3.