**Pubs warn over plastic pints plan **
Plans to replace the traditional pint glass with one made of shatter-proof plastic will not be accepted by drinkers, the pub industry has warned.
The Home Office has commissioned a new design, in an attempt to stop glasses being used as weapons.
Official figures show 5,500 people are attacked with glasses and bottles every year in England and Wales.
The British Beer and Pub Association said it did not want the new plastic glasses to be made compulsory.
Neil Williams from the association said he was concerned that drinkers would notice a drop in quality.
“For the drinker, the pint glass feels better, it has a nice weight and the drink coats the glass nicely. That’s why people go out for a drink, to have a nice experience.”
Is nothing sacred? I rarely drink but I cannot imagine quaffing Guinness from a plastic glass.