Alcohol Related Violence
In recent years, the issues of alcohol related violence have been at the forefront of news reports, with 87,000 violent incidents involving glass occurring each year, 5,500 of which are actual glassings. Around £2.7bn is being spent for NHS to treat alcohol related injuries.
Pubs, clubs and other licensed establishments are understandably under pressure to swap their usual glassware for safer plastic glasses. It is now UK law that pubs and clubs must use plastic drinking glasses to serve drinks for use outside.
Polycarbonate vs. Glass
Polycarbonate plastic glasses are virtually unbreakable, making them the obvious choice for use over the other pieces of plastic glassware that can still shatter and be used as a weapon in alcohol related violence.
Polycarbonate glasses are recognised by licensing officials because they are rigid enough to be CE stamped and lined for legal measurements, just like classic pint glasses and wine glasses.
Unbreakable polycarbonate glasses are also dishwasher proof and more lightweight than standard glasses, meaning they can be more beneficial to staff members who will be able to carry larger stacks of glass at a time. As well as combating glass related violence, there are obvious benefits of no more broken glass to clear up at the end of the night.
Modern moulding techniques ensure that polycarbonate glasses can be created in a variety of styles, ensuring that classic glass designs can be replaced behind the bar with the minimum of fuss. As well as standard polycarbonate pint glasses, there is also polycarbonate wine gasses, champagne flutes, shot glasses, cocktail glasses, and standard tumblers licensed for use in pubs, bars and clubs.
Our comprehensive range of plastic drinking glasses offers a wide variety of polycarbonate drinking glasses, all recognised as legally usable in licensed establishments.