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 declined slightly to £18 per tonne, having previously remained at £20 per tonne since October 2017. 

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

Green cullet prices declined slightly to £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.