Injuries and assaults related to alcohol consumption are a growing concern in many countries. In such cases, the use of a drinking vessel or glass bottle as an impulsive weapon is not uncommon. It has been reported that there are around 87,000 incidents of violence involving glass that occur in the UK each year with between 4,000 and 5,000 'glassing' incidents involving pint glasses.

This website provides guidelines and information about materials and methods (including the effects of collection, dispensing, handling, cleaning and storage), which may reduce the injury potential of drinking vessels.

These guidelines explain the different treatments available for containers and how to stop excessive deterioration in use.

21st Century Pint is maintained by The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining with support from the materials, manufacturing and drinks-based industries.

Click on the menu to see relevant guidelines, whether you are a drinks vessel manufacturer, distributor, publican, bar staff or pub customer.