The UK Glass Recycling Summit 2021: 90% by 2030 will take place virtually on 17 March 2021.

Bringing together the entire glass supply chain from glass container manufactures, brands, retail, local authorities, recyclers, government and more, the event will drive a collaborative effort to continue to increase glass recycling rates.

British Glass are the UK platform lead for the European level glass industry led project ‘Close the Glass Loop’ that aims to achieve a 90% glass collected for recycling rate by 2030.

The summit will launch the UK’s ambition to achieve this target and will encourage businesses and organisations across the supply chain to commit to supporting British Glass in achieving this ambitious target.

The event will feature a keynote political speaker and a panel discussion with representatives across the glass supply chain, before breakout sessions with attendees to discuss mechanisms, opportunities, and barriers to achieving the 90% target, with feedback given to the wider summit and comments from our panellists.

Phillip Fenton, Lead Packaging & Recycling Adviser at British Glass, said: “As one of the most sustainable materials on earth, glass already achieves very good rates of recycling in the UK with the latest data suggesting a recycling rate of 71% in 2019.

"Together as the glass supply chain we must and will go further to maximise bottle-to-bottle recycling.

“At this first UK glass recycling summit we will be launching the glass sector’s mission to unite the glass supply chain in achieving a 90% collected for recycling rate for glass and improving the quality of recycled glass by 2030.

"We will be hosting breakout sessions to utilise and harness experience and knowledge across the industry to identify and overcome barriers to achieving our target.”