JDW's keen to broaden glass-free push

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JD Wetherspoon has pledged to give extra weight to suppliers who can provide packaged drinks in plastic bottles for its Scottish venues, in a move...

JD Wetherspoon has pledged to give extra weight to suppliers who can provide packaged drinks in plastic bottles for its Scottish venues, in a move that could mean a glass-free push across the UK. Wetherspoon's Lloyd's No 1 in Glasgow now serves all draught and bottled drinks in plastic, following a police request after several reports of violence involving glass attacks. However, non-draught drinks, such as spirits or wine, are served in glass containers. Kenny Valentine, regional manager for JDW in Scotland, said that while the glass-free push was originally aimed at Glasgow, other Scottish cities could follow suit. "We don't think Glasgow is going to be a one-off, and as our biggest group of pubs in Scotland are in the city, this is something we are committed to," he said. Beer suppliers across the UK are currently re-tendering for their contracts, and Valentine said Wetherspoon's will look at its ability to supply in plastic containers. Eddie Tobin, Scottish chairman of the Bar Entertainment & Dance Association, and chairman of the Glasgow Nightclub Forum, welcomed the move. Tobin said: "Wetherspoon's is one of the most powerful groups in Britain. Anything that makes more products available, I support.

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