New scheme: DRS to be launched in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 2025 (Credit: Getty/Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd)

DRS causes 'significant barriers to trade'

By Rebecca Weller

Trade bodies from across the sector “support” the initiative behind Deposit Recycling Schemes (DRS) but proposed plans place “unnecessary complexity and costs” on small businesses.

Potential failure: DRS scheme needs urgent review according to sector (Credit:Getty/Daniel Grizelj)

Scotland's DRS scheme needs urgent review to avoid 'failure'

By Rebecca Weller

Scotland’s Deposit Return (DRS) Scheme could “prove a costly failure” without urgent review and poses “inherent financial risks to hospitality businesses”, according to MSPs and trade body UKHospitality (UKH) Scotland.

Fundamentally flawed: BBPA calls on DEFRA for flexibility within PRN scheme (Credit: Getty/ Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd)

BBPA calls for flexibility within PRN scheme

By Rebecca Weller

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for greater flexibility and transparency within the Packaging Waste Recycling Note (PRN) scheme to reduce volatility in the market and welcomed many of the proposed measures to help achieve this....

Delay crucial for success: July 2022 unrealistic for the sector (Credit: Getty/ Daniel Grizelj)

Hospitality sector shows support for DRS delay

By Rebecca Weller

The hospitality sector has shown support for Scottish minister Lorna Slater following the postponement of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) indefinitely.

Bottle banks: reducing waste can help your bottom line

Why reducing pub waste makes sense

By Claire Churchard

As consumer awareness and concerns about waste increases, smart hospitality businesses are already looking at how they can do more to reduce their environmental footprint.

Reduce, reuse, recycle: images of oceans choked with waste are enough to put anyone off their pint

Waste management: plastic not so fantastic?

By Claire Churchard

Efforts to stop waste plastics polluting the environment are to be commended. But experts have warned that finding a solution to do this can sometimes have unintended consequences.

Waste commitment: Greene King has set a goal for zero waste to landfill by 2020

Greene King pledges zero waste to landfill by 2020

By Georgina Townshend

Greene King has set a new target of sending zero waste to landfill by 2020, as the pubco predicts the issue of waste will become “more and more pressing” for the sector.

Spirit Pub Company awards waste sustainability

Double awards success for Spirit

By Lewis Brown

Spirit Pub Company has been recognised for its waste management systems after being named a winner at The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards and The Sustainability Leader Awards.

Food sell-by dates to be phased out

Food sell-by dates to be phased out

By Lesley Foottit

Sell-by dates will be phased out in a move to cut the £12bn-worth of food wasted every year — a problem highlighted by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser last week.

Molson Coors: flexing its green credentials

Molson Coors to cut landfill waste

By Adam Pescod

Molson Coors has committed to divert all production waste away from landfill for each of its four UK breweries by the end of 2012. The UK &...

Whitbread: going green

Whitbread rolls out recycling scheme

By Jo Bruce

Whitbread it is to roll out an innovative food waste recycling scheme to more than 300 of its hotels and restaurants this year. The company is...

Molson Coors has already decreased weight of Grolsch bottles

Molson Coors makes green pledge

By Ewan Turney

Molson Coors has become the first brewer to commit to achieving a more sustainable use of resources throughout the whole supply chain. The global...

Light of the Moon

Light of the Moon

From paper bricks to waterless urinals one community pub is endeavouring to go green - benefiting the environment, but also lowering the business's...

Doing it with Style

Doing it with Style

Expanding Leeds-based pub operator Suburban Style Bar Company has a reason to make other pubs green with envy. Last year the pubco, which recently...