Sustainability

Alternative energy: there have been 608 new solar panels added to Hare Brewery

St Austell installs 600 extra solar panels

By Nikkie Thatcher

Hare Brewery, which is owned by St Austell Brewery, had installed hundreds more solar panels in a bid to use as much renewable energy as possible to fuel beer production.

We have to change: Hamish Stoddart is also a coach or non-executive to other smaller businesses.

OPINION

Everyone has to start saving the planet soon

By Hamish Stoddart, founder of Peach Pubs and strategic adviser to Punch Pubs

COP26 was the moment the UK and our industry came together to commit to try to play our part in keeping global warming to below 1.5°C.

Community payback: Stroud Brewery boss Greg Pilley says local sourcing for staff and suppliers has reciprocal result

OPINION

Can't afford to save the planet?

By Greg Pilley, managing director, Stroud Brewery

How often do you find yourself having to balance your values against cost?

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Over 4,000 venues start net zero journey

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 375 hospitality companies, spanning 4,738 sites have signed up to UKHospitality (UKH)’s carbon calculator, which was launched in partnership with the trade body, Zero Carbon Forum and Sky Zero.

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).

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.

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.

Green focus: The Milk Thistle bar manager Sebastiano Fileccia created the idea behind the event

Shaking Up Sustainability in bars

By Charli Tomney

Last Tuesday (27 June) the Top 50 Cocktail Bars teamed up with current number 43, The Milk Thistle, for an exclusive event at the venue all about sustainability in bars.

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

PODCAST - GREEN INITIATIVE

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.

Locally sourcing ingredients for pubs

GREEN INITIATIVE

Local sourcing – the pros and cons

By Nikkie Thatcher

Building relationships with nearby suppliers can prove fruitful with pricing and availability but is local always best?

What's in the news 11 November

Reasons to be optimistic

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Robinsons Brewery's William Robinson to discuss the economic outlook and grounds for optimism amid the challenges we're facing.

Incredible milestone: Oakman Group plants more than one million trees in collaboration with Tree-Nation (Credit: Oakman Group)

Oakman plants one million trees from coffee sales

By Rebecca Weller

Multi-site operator Oakman Group has planted more than one million trees in order to offset some of the daily carbon emissions produced by the business and its stakeholders.

Final shortlist: the six contenders for Best Sustainable Pub have illustrated their green credentials

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Meet the finalists for Best Sustainable Pub sponsored by Heineken UK

By The Morning Advertiser

With the Great British Pub Awards just days away from announcing and celebrating some of the best pubs in the business, we take a look at some of the finalists that are in the running to take home some silver. Today it’s the turn of the pubs that are...

Sustainability credentials: operator of the Green Man in Eversholt, Bedfordshire Candice Brown has partnered with the guide

First Green Pub Guide launched

By Nikkie Thatcher

The first ever Green Pub Guide has been launched to highlight venues that are looking to be kinder to the planet.

What's in the news 10 June?

The MA's Review of the Week

Never been a greater need for innovation

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Creative Hospitality's Bruno Nunes for his take on the big news this week, from pessimism in the face of the oncoming challenge through to reinvention for survival.

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).

Eco-friendly and a homely feel: This year's interior design trends revealed (Getty/ archigram)

2022 interior design trends revealed

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Sustainability, homecoming and artistry are just a few of the interior design trends that have proved popular in the hospitality sector throughout 2022 according to commercial outfitter Novograf.

The Pub of the Future: Heineken UK release new report examining key sustainability trends (Credit: Getty/Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd)

Heineken UK releases new sustainability report

By Rebecca Weller

Heineken UK has released a new report examining three key sustainability trends shaping the hospitality industry: innovation in infrastructure, environmentally friendly experiences, and serving up a sustainable offering.

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.