There are around 87,000 violent incidents involving glassware each year. In the majority of cases where violent crime involving glassware is reported it is most commonly pint glasses which are broken and used as sharp weapons. The British Medical Journal has highlighted that the injury caused by drinking glasses could be substantially reduced by the use of toughened glass in premises.
We anticipate the cost of the new glasses will be similar to existing standard toughened glass. Cost will clearly be a consideration as we move forward with these prototypes. Both glass solutions should have a potentially longer lifespan than existing glass, therefore we do not have any plans to financially support trade in acquiring stocks of the glasses as it would be part of their natural expenditure.