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Glass

Volume 401: debated on Thursday 20 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many tonnes of (a) green, (b) white and (c) brown glass have been (i) landfilled, (ii) dumped at sea and (iii) recycled, in each year since 1997. [103336]

The latest available information for UK glass recycling, obtained from the British Glass Federation are listed.

(Thousand tonnes)
ClearGreenBrownMixed
2002196.4242.555.4Unknown
2001197.1270.665.14.8
2000217.8279.565.43.9
1999171.7262.861.62.5
1998148.7267.560.11.4
1997147.1219.665.5Unknown
Figures are based on glass that has been recycled back into container manufacture within the UK.Since 2000 the UK as a whole has recycled approximately 20 per cent more glass into alternative uses, but colour split is unavailable and not included in above table.Data for tonnages of glass landfilled or dumped at sea are not available.