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29th January 2021

Marston’s Receives Global Recognition for its Sustainable Actions

  • Marston’s has gained global recognition for its work in sustainability across the hospitality industry.
  • Marston’s has won Gold at the 2020 Green World Awards in the Food & Drink/Waste Management category for the Setting the Bar entry.
  • The award win follows the company’s Gold award win at the prestigious Green Apple Environment Awards in 2019.

Marston’s has received further recognition for its partnership work with UK Waste Solutions Ltd (UKWSL) on waste reduction across its estate of national pubs.

The collaborative partnership began in 2016 with the aim to recycle Marston’s food waste at 80% of its food-led pubs, segregate dry mixed recycling across 80% of the estate and recycle glass bottles at 95% of pubs.

The project proved to be a success and Marston’s not only achieved all targets, but also became the first pub group to achieve zero waste to landfill in 2018, two years ahead of the target.

Chris White, Energy Manager at Marston’s, said: “We are extremely proud to receive recognition for our work and achievements in improving our environmental practices. We continuously review our operations and both Marston’s and UKWSL are fully committed to strive forward and further innovate our waste management.”

Waste segregation is promoted across the entirety of Marston’s pub estate with the help of its “Wise Up to Waste” staff culture campaign. This includes waste associated e-learning modules that employees have access to as part of their training programme.


Editors Notes

In 2019, Marston’s won Gold at the Green Apple Environment Awards in the Food and Drink category. The Green Apple Environment Awards recognise and reward best environmental practice around the world.

The ceremony for the Green World Awards is due to take place on the 12th April 2021. For more information about the Green World Awards, please visit:

For more information on UKWSL, please contact: or call: 01636 640 744

Press release from the Vital Agency on behalf of Marston’s

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