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Planetary crisis: regulations will help halt plastic wastage

Pubs' role in tackling 'planetary crisis' of plastic waste

By Georgina Townshend

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called on the Government to introduce strict regulations for all public premises that serve food or drink to cut down on plastic wastage and to provide free drinking water on request.

Distressing drop: only one in three publicans is now a woman (Image: monkeybusinessimages/thinkstock.co.uk)

Number of women publicans at five-year low

By Georgina Townshend

The number of women licence holders has fallen by almost 44% in the past five years, according to new analysis by specialist hospitality recruiter The Change Group.