Recycled content glass toolkit

A protocol for UK manufactured container glass has been agreed by the glass industry, this is the first and currently only material with an agreed methodology.

This toolkit has been provided to support industry understanding on the calculation of national recycled content figures in accordance with the protocol. The agreed protocol is for the calculation of UK level recycled content figures by glass colour (flint, amber, green), by calendar year.

The protocol provides national rather than individual product level figures.

This toolkit will help you:

  • Understand the meaning and importance of recycled content in glass containers.
  • Understand how recycled content of glass containers is calculated in the UK.
  • Understand the glass manufacturing process.