Facts & Figures

02 May 2008

• World glass production is more than 110 million tones. Europe is the largest glass market both in terms of production and consumption. Total EU glass production is around 28.1 million tonnes a year.

• The two biggest sectors in the glass market are flat glass and container glass, approximately 26% (7.4 million tonnes) and 62% of the glass market share by volume, respectively.

• The UK replacement window industry for domestic properties consumes around 6.6 million replacement windows each year. The windows that are removed account for around 190000 tonnes of waste material a year - the vast majority of which goes to landfill.

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