Overview of Glass Container Production in the EU: 2007: The new, bigger, updated report contains the latest facts and figures on glass container statistics in the EU, such as production figures and EU trade, important developments regarding legislation, the environment and companies. Price: £395.
Contents and introduction.

The discounted price starts at just £395; this includes a one-off £40 reimbursement for completing the included customer satisfaction questionnaire and returning it to ourselves. The full invoiced price of the electronic version is £435 and a printed copy is available at £485. British Glass Members can order the report for £395.

To order either a hard or electronic copy please send an e-mail to with the subject line "Overview - Glass Container" for an invoice number and details on how to make payment. The publication will be sent out on receipt of payment. Alternatively, you can order on-line at the payment gateway.

Annual Review:
A review of activities undertaken by British Glass and Glass Technology Services during 2008:

Overview of activities undertaken by British Glass and Glass Technology Services during 2007:

Looking Glass Magazine:
British Glass Looking Glass Magazine - Summer/Autumn 2008

Study: Competiveness of the Glass Sector: European Commission report calls for glass to be branded energy-friendly and urges policy makers to consider the environmental and energy benefits of glass when designing new environmental policies especially as glass is pure, natural and reusable.

Glass Sustainability Report 2007: A report outlining the progress of the glass container industry in three key areas: environmental performance, social and economic sustainability.

Glass Sustainability Leaflet: Glass packaging is pure and sustainable: this this leaflet details how and why with regard to the material itself and its infinite recyclability.

Perception of Beverage Fizziness and Coldness by Container Type: This new report by Dr Belinda Winder explores the blind tasting of beverages to assess a number of criteria relating to taste. A number of drink brands, packaged in glass, tin cans or a plastic container were given to consumers to taste.

Last Orders for Alcohol Related Violence: This report gives details of research which explores the salient factors in the occurrence of violent incidents in UK pubs and other late night venues. It considers issues relating to types of drinking containers commonly found and the possible interaction between drinking container and anti-social behaviour.

Glass: Society and the Environment: A new booklet from British Glass which shows the benefits to society and the environment that glass delivers in today's world. Free to members or to download. £3.50 to non-members (plus P&P). To request a hard copy please send an e-mail to with the subject line "Environment booklet".

Making Glass: New revised paperback edition - Making Glass takes you on a journey through the world of glass from its earliest beginnings to today's modern industry. Informal and educational at the price of £14.99 (£3.50 discount price to Members) (plus P&P). Click here for more information and to purchase.

Introduction to RFID: Despite the hype surrounding RFID, it is surprising how many people in the packaging supply chain are not entirely sure what RFID is or does, a conclusion reached by Ian Dent, Chief Executive of the Packaging Federation and David Lyon, EPCglobal Business Manager, GS1 UK who jointly chair the UK RFID in Packaging Work Group. As a result the Working Group has produced this simple guide Introduction to RFID to help foster better understanding throughout the packaging supply chain.

A Study Into the Interaction of Imported Wine Bottles and the UK's Cullet Supply: The study carried out by Glass Technology Services has now been completed and can be downloaded from:


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