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.

Committed: Punch is the latest pubco to turn its back on single-use straws

Punch becomes latest pubco to stop using straws

By Georgina Townshend

Punch has become the latest pubco to join the war against plastic straws by eliminating their use across its 70-strong retail pub estate, while encouraging its circa 1,200 leased and tenanted pubs to follow suit.

The last straw: the ALMR has encouraged pubs and bars to give up single-use plastic

Pub sector 'ready to lead the way' on reducing plastic waste

By Georgina Townshend

The pub sector is focused on reducing harmful plastic waste, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) said, as it encouraged businesses in the trade that have not yet phased out and single-use banned plastic straws to do so.

Litter laws: previous pieces of legislation regarding litter control have dovetailed into the Licensing Act 2003

Pubs and litter laws: New community protection notices

By Jonathan Smith

Can you remember the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005? This Act has all sorts of goodies in it like “unlawful display of advertisements”; a defence to which is where a person would not be guilty of displaying an advertisement in contravention...