Punch holds "Green Week

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Punch Green Team
Punch Green Team
Punch Taverns is holding a 'Green Week' of activities to create a more environmentally friendly business. The scheme is being led by Punch's new...

Punch Taverns is holding a 'Green Week' of activities to create a more environmentally friendly business.

The scheme is being led by Punch's new 'Green Team', headed by carbon manager Rachel King.

She said: "This week will include a number of initiatives designed to begin to change the way we do business. For example, we are removing plastic cups for staff and replacing them with Punch branded ceramic mugs. We are also removing waste bins in most areas and replacing them with recycling bins.

"Just doing simple things like this will immediately mean we recycle the vast majority of our waste paper and drastically reduce the hundreds of plastic cups we use each year."

Green Week is taking place over the two sites in Burton upon Trent that house Punch's leased estate administrative staff and the managed arm of the business, Spirit. The initiative is supported by the Carbon Trust and environmental consultancy company Enviros.

King added: "Green Week is part of an overall strategy for Punch Taverns, not just a one off initiative. We are looking at all aspects of our business to see how we can change the way we work and make a real difference to our environmental impact."

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