Greene King, greener planet: The pubco pledges to become net zero by 2040 (Getty/ jaquesvandinteren)

Greene King pledges to be net zero by 2040

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Greene King has pledged to become net zero by 2040, following steps taken by trade bodies to cut down the sector’s carbon footprint after the chief executive dubbed the climate crisis the “greatest challenge of our time.”

Reducing waste, sustainable packaging and transparency: How you can make your takeaway offer more sustainable (Getty/ kyotokushige)

Customers care about sustainability when ordering takeaway

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Stocking sustainable food options, avoiding waste and being conscious about packaging are key to attracting customers to pubs when serving takeaways, a survey commissioned by Deliverect has revealed ahead of World Earth Day (22 April).

Trash to treasure: Operators advise on how to run a sustainable cocktail bar (Debby Lewis-Harrison)

Cocktail bar licensees give top tips for sustainability

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Operators across the country have given tips for running a sustainable cocktail bar after the collision of COP26 and national vegan month this November stressed the need for environmental responsibility.

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How are pub companies focusing on sustainability?

By Nigel Huddleston

Customers want to buy from businesses that demonstrate a good environmental ideology – here are four of the best pubcos that were finalists at the 2019 Publican Awards

Sustainable food: it could be using farmed fish or avoiding meat but here, MA discovers how you can be greener with your food offer

Future-proofing pub food

By Emily Hawkins

Avoiding meat, consuming farmed fish or cutting out the distance food has to travel are all key aspects in creating a more environmentally friendly future.

Heineken in hot water over killing fish

Heineken in hot water over killing fish

By Nikkie Sutton

Brewing giant Heineken has been ordered to pay £160,000 for breaching environment laws after pollution at its cider factory killed thousands fish.

Marston's: lightweight bottles will reduce environmental impact

Marston's rolls out new lightweight bottles

By Ewan Turney

Marston's is to introduce new lightweight bottles across all its brands with the aim of lowering CO2 emissions. The second phase of lightweighting...

A shining example

A shining example

RESEARCH SHOWS that the condition of the loos is one of the biggest factors customers take into account when forming an opinion about a pub or bar,...

Giles Thorley dug the first foundation

Punch begins work on new HQ

By Ewan Turney

Britain's biggest pubco Punch Taverns has begun work on its new eco-friendly HQ in Burton-on-Trent. Chief Executive Giles Thorley dug the first...

Bar Talk

Bar Talk

Do your customers care how environmentally friendly your business is? Steve Haslam Cutter Inn Ely Cambridgeshire Not that I'm aware of — but that's...

A green solution

A green solution

By Matt Eley Matt

WASTE COOKING oil is being used to go green in a new initiative from Marston's Pub Company. Marston's has teamed up with Prosper De Mulder Limited to...