Marston’s has announced it will be removing all single-use plastic water bottles and plastic cups from its Inns estate by end of 2019.
Following a successful 18 months of sustainability firsts for the business including; Zero Waste to Landfill, increased recycling rate and the commitment to introduce 200 electric car charging points across pubs, Marston’s is now committing to remove its annual use of nearly ½ million plastic bottles from its 60 inns by the end of 2019.
The removal of single-use plastic from rooms will also include saving on average 1,865 plastic cups per week with glasses being made available in rooms from the end of October 2019, whilst customers still wishing to have bottled water, will be able to purchase glass bottled water through all of Marston’s pubs.
Jo Rogers, hotel operations manager for Marston’s Inns said: “The strive for plastic reduction across any business and household is at an all time high and this small change just shows the power of how making one adjustment can have a big impact. We are continually looking at ways to make the business more environmentally friendly and are pleased to say that we have so far had the full support of our customers which has been really great in bringing these initiatives to life.”
The move comes as part of Marston’s continual work towards making itself one of the most sustainable hospitality businesses in the industry, with a multi award-winning dedicated team who continually are working on initiatives to be trialled and rolled out across the business.
To find out more about corporate social responsibility at Marston’s, please visit http://www.marstons.co.uk/responsibility/
Marston’s Energy team awards –
Waste Prevention and Management – 2019 winner at Footprint Drinks Sustainability Award
Sustainable Use of Water – 2019 winner at Footprint Drinks Sustainability Award
EMA Energy Team of the Year – 2018
Partnership Excellence Commercial Award (won with UKWSL partner) – MRW National Recycling Awards 2019
For more information on Marston’s sustainability or for general Marston’s enquiries, please contact Lauren Hagan at their press agency, Vital on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01926 338811.