What a cracker: Uphouse Pubs is on the front foot in the fight against plastic waste

Pub group cuts the crackers for Christmas

By Alice Leader

Family-run pub group, Uphouse Pubs, is breaking tradition by going crackerless this Christmas to help aid the battle against plastic waste by pubs.

Barriers to progress: a survey shows small and medium businesses have been slow to cut down on single-use plastics

Small businesses struggling to cut out plastics

By Emily Hawkins

Small businesses have struggled to cut down on single-use plastics – with just under one third of small hospitality companies having opted for more sustainable alternatives.

Waste not: pubs are encouraging consumer sustainability by promoting themselves as places to fill up water bottles

How pubs are helping reduce plastic pollution

By Emily Hawkins

Thousands of pubs are now promoting themselves as points for people to refill their water bottles, as awareness of plastic pollution increases on the agenda of businesses.

Plastic policy: a Treasury consultation found strong public support to reduce wasteful plastics

Government moves forward with plastic tax

By Emily Hawkins

The Government will move forward with suggestions to use taxes to reduce wasteful single-use plastics, after a Treasury consultation found strong public support.

Plastic use and misuse: advice for pubs launched by the Sustainable Restaurant Association

Cut disposable plastics in pubs with new SRA advice

By Claire Churchard

Pubs looking to cut their use of disposable plastics, such as straws, cups and cling film, have a fresh repository of advice to draw on with the launch of ‘Unwrapping Plastics: Use and Misuse in Hospitality’ manual from the Sustainable Restaurant Association...

Pubs must prepare for plastic fivers


Pubs must prepare for plastic fivers

By Oli Gross

Pubs will need to accept new plastic five and ten pound notes from customers later this year, and licensees will need to prepare for their introduction.

Douglas: ditching polycarbonates at Luminar

Luminar ditches polycarbonate glassware

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Luminar, the UK's largest nightclub operator, has reversed its decision to only use polycarbonate glassware in its estate. The group went fully over...

Home Office has commisioned work on a safer pint glass

Pub plastic glasses defended

By John Harrington

The plastics industry has defended polycarbonate glassware in a letter to the British Beer and Pub Association. It follows criticism of plastic...

New bars: plastic glasses

Police polycarbonate push in Ipswich

By MA Reporter

Police in Ipswich say any new clubs and late-night bars should be made to use polycarbonate glassware. All four clubs in the Suffolk town have...

Police push plastics

Police push plastics

By James Wilmore

Police are taking the initiative in the push for polycarbonates ­ with one force spending £20,000 on plastic glasses to give to pubs and clubs....

Luminar expects plastic to save it £200,000 a year

Luminar expects plastic to save it £200,000 a year

By The PMA Team

The UK's biggest nightclub company, Luminar, has reported it expects to save about £200,000 a year in insurance claims when it introduces polycarbonate glasses throughout its estate.

M&B chief opposes blanket glass bans

M&B chief opposes blanket glass bans

By The PMA Team

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has revealed it is trialling polycarbonates at about a dozen "high-energy" venues in high-street locations.

Newport police in big push for plastic

Newport police in big push for plastic

By Ewan Turney

Newport police is the latest force to push for a blanket glass ban in all city-centre venues. Police have applied to the Community Safe partnership...