Materials

Material of choice

Extensive consultation with the licensed trade, publicans, trade associations and consumers shows that glass remains the material of choice. Other options include plastics, metal, ceramic, paper and wood. Of these, plastics are the most frequently used and are accepted where there is a history of violence or a known risk of violent behaviour. The most popular plastic alternative is polycarbonate but this, along with other plastics, suffers from some 'in service' issues which are highlighted in more detail on the Information for publicans and bar staff page.

Click on the links below/to the side for more details on:

Glass

Metals

Paper/Cardboard

Plastics

Wood