Sustainability

We are focused to make a more sustainable Marston’s. We have driven multiple changes across the business, which have delivered amongst others; Zero Waste to Landfill, Plastic-alternative straws across our pub estate (totalling a 74% reduction which equates to 13m less per year), a Self-Supply Water License and one of the biggest private electric vehicle charger networks; contributing to a more efficient and sustainable Marston’s.

The business has developed a broader environmental agenda from Directors to Pubs level; engagement with the wider business ensures that in a changing world of energy and sustainability we have:

  • Remained responsive to an ever-growing business
  • Developed a structure to directly report to the executive board allowing all changes and ideas to move quickly and efficiently
  • Developing plans with sustainability as the key ethos

We're the first Pub Co to achieve zero waste to landfill

and our overall recycling rate has increased to 74%

We've installed rapid EV charge points across 100 of our pubs

making this the UK's largest private network of rapid EV chargers across hospitality sites

We've removed single-use plastic straws from our estate and bottles from our lodges

which saved 500,000 single-use bottles and reduced straw usage by 78% in the first year

Bedding from our lodges is recycled

benefitting multiple local charities and preventing it from going to landfill

Our pub garden furniture is now made from 100% recycled plastics

making use of 210 tonnes of low grade plastic otherwise destined for landfill or incineration

We operate our own water retail supplier licence

helping is to save 135,448 pints of water per day in 2019

We have reduced out carbon footprint year on year

and have fitted LED lighting into all Marston's managed pubs to further reduce emissions

We've installed cardboard compactors at over 190 sites

improving cardboard quality for recyclers and reducing vehicle movements

Environmental awards

In recognition of our environmental achievement Marston’s has the following awards since 2018:

  • Gold at the Green World Awards Food & Drink/Waste Management in collaboration with UK Waste Solutions Ltd (UKWSL)
  • EMA Energy Management Awards – Energy Management Team of the Year
  • Edie Sustainability Leaders Award - Waste and Resource Management Project of the Year
  • Foodservice Equipment Journal Awards – Operator of the Year for Multi-Site Kitchen Projects and The Operator of the Year for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability award
  • Green Apple Environment Award - Gold trophy for waste management
  • National Recycling Awards – Partnership Excellence (Commercial) and
  • Footprint Drinks Sustainability Awards - Sustainable Use of Water Award & Waste Prevention and Management Award

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