M&B to up recycling

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Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) plans to recycle more after the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) called for pubs to be greener. Waste...

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) plans to recycle more after the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) called for pubs to be greener.

Waste collection costs will increase by 20% this year to £100 per ton, with charges rising to £150 by 2010, the BBPA has said.

Over three quarters of M&B pubs currently take part in its recycling schemes — a number it is now seeking to increase.

More than 1,700 M&B sites recycle general waste and card, and about 1,200 also recycle glass. About 18,000 tonnes of waste is recycled every year.

Biffa provides vehicles for the collection of general waste, glass and card across the M&B estate.

All M&B pubs also have waste cooking oil collected and recycled into bio-diesel. There could also be a trial scheme introduced for collecting food waste.

M&B senior purchasing manager David James said: "As part of our ongoing commitment to the environment, we will continue to look at new ways to reduce waste and trial new recycling initiatives."

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