Social Responsibility

Environmental ethos: Stroud Brewery Taproom’s dedication to sustainability makes it a worthy winner

GBPA 2023

Meet the winner of the Best Sustainable Pub 2023 sponsored by Heineken UK

By The Morning Advertiser

Former environmental scientist Greg Pilley launched Stroud Brewery as one of the country’s few all-organic breweries in 2006, expanding in 2018 into its current site where, over three floors, the taproom and events spaces demonstrate not only a commitment...

Energy savers: here are 5 of the best eco-friendly pieces of equipment, according to Brewfitt

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Brewfitt's top 5 energy-saving products for dispense

By Brewfitt

In today's environmentally conscious world, reducing energy consumption is not only a noble endeavour but also a smart one, especially for businesses in the hospitality industry.

Where can pubs find resources about sustainability?

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What have we learned about sustainability?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Three months on from launching a dedicated initiative around sustainability, we’ve rounded up what we’ve learned so far.

Crucial to the area: many businesses suffered huge losses after Brixton Academy closed in December 2022 (credit: Getty/400tmax)

Brixton Academy to reopen under stringent conditions

By Gary Lloyd

A collaborative effort to reopen Brixton Academy has been hailed as key in the decision to allow the famous music venue to open its doors again, according to the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA).

BBPA and WRAP collaborate for food waste webinar

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BBPA and WRAP team up to battle against food waste war

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs have been invited to find out how they can save money and cut food waste as part of a collaboration between the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

NTIA backs Government report: the UK must catch up with drug testing policies across Europe (credit: Getty/Flashpop)

NTIA backs call to modernise UK drugs policy

By Gary Lloyd

The late-night sector must come together to enhance drug testing across nightlife businesses because the Government’s policy on drugs needs “urgent modernisation”.

The Morning Advertiser Green Initiative recap

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Recap on how to improve your environmental sustainability credentials

By Nikkie Thatcher

Making your beer garden more wildlife friendly, increasing sustainability across your food and drink offer and the journey of installing solar panels are just some of the topics we have addressed as part of the Green Initiative so far.

Should I install solar panels at my pub?

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Solar panels – are they worth installing?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Solar panels can be a significant investment but what is the process around getting them installed? We’ve spoken with operators who have them in place at their sites to find out their experiences.

Big match: the Women's World Cup final is taking place in Sydney, Australia (credit: Getty/gradyreese)

Gov urged to allow early Sunday opening for World Cup final

By Gary Lloyd

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) is among many in the industry to call on the Government to allow pubs to serve beer from 10am this Sunday so both pubs and customers can benefit from England reaching the Women’s World Cup final.

Celebration: Punch Pubs crowned a 'local legend' in a Staffordshire pub (Credit: Ian Hodgkinson @ PictureIt Media)

Town hero celebrated at red-carpet pub party

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A man has been crowned a ‘local legend’ in a red-carpet style celebration at a town pub after he was nominated in a nationwide campaign from Punch Pubs for his devotion to helping others.

Partnership forged: The BII has joined with the Zero Carbon Forum as part of its Sustainability Champion Award, which is backed by Sky Business

BII partners with Zero Carbon Forum

By Gary Lloyd

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has partnered with Zero Carbon Forum to support pubs on their sustainability journey as part of the BII’s recently launched Sustainability Champion Award.

Funds raised: the charity match saw the TNT Sports team win 9-2 against a Pub Trade Select team

TNT Sports crowns Pub Cup winners

By Nikkie Thatcher

The champions of the TNT Sports Pub Cup have been announced while thousands was also raised for the Licensed Trade Charity.

What are the dos and don'ts of recycling?

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Dos and don’ts of recycling

By Nikkie Thatcher

Separating waste is just one way in which operators can recycle better, helping to reduce the need for landfill and saving energy, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and tackling climate change.

Help for pubs to be more environmentally sustainable

GREEN INITIATIVE

'Sustainability is a journey'

By Nikkie Thatcher

Operators heard top advice from voices across the sector on their sustainability journeys during a webinar as part of The Morning Advertiser's Green Initiative.

Opinions sought: trade bodies are backing a consultation on gambling (credit: Getty/SolStock)

Gov consultation on gaming machines in pubs welcomed

By Gary Lloyd

Pub trade bodies UKHospitality (UKH) and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) have welcomed a consultation by the Government that is seeking views on matters relating to gaming machines in pubs and other venues.

To vape or not to vape? We want to know your pub's stance on e-cigs

POLL: Do you permit vaping in your pub?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Local councils have urged the Government to crackdown on the marketing of vapes, with the number of British adults using the products reaching record heights last year.

How pubs can reduce plastic usage

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‘Single-use plastic is more than straws’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The increased use around single-use plastics has become a global sustainability issue, according to the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance.

How Brewfitt Future of Dispense System helps save space and energy

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Brewfitt: Going Green with the Future of Dispense System

By Brewfitt

The concept of “going green” encompasses a wide range of topics, including reducing our carbon footprint, minimising pollution, protecting the environment and promoting reuse and recycling. The benefits of embracing sustainability are evident and it is...

How sustainability can be part of pubs' business plans

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How to implement sustainability into your business

By Nikkie Thatcher

We've spoken with a number of experts around how businesses can implement sustainability schemes into their operations in this special podcast episode.