Is the pub industry improving when it comes to being eco-friendly? How can hospitality look to minimise it's carbon footprint over the coming years? And where can individual pubs look to make a change to their operations to help lower their impact on the environment?

The MA's Green Initiative explores the current state of the industry and its environmental impact.

Progress made: businesses are moving in the right way


OPINION: Sustainability comes of age in pubs and hospitality

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

I attended Planet Peach – the hospitality Sustainability Summit – this week and Which?, the consumer magazine, released a sustainability report on pubs and restaurants.

Top tips: we've got advice how to boost your green credentials (image: Getty/J Studios)

8 ways to hit your sustainability goals

By The Morning Advertiser

The Morning Advertiser has joined forces with Heineken UK to showcase a number of simple and straightforward steps operators can take to cut the footprint of your business.

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.


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


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?

(image: Getty/Richard Drury)

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.

Where can pubs find resources about sustainability?


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.

BBPA and WRAP collaborate for food waste webinar


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).

The Morning Advertiser Green Initiative recap


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?


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.

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.

What are the dos and don'ts of recycling?


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


'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.

How pubs can reduce plastic usage


‘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


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


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?

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