Tub2Pub is the campaign that diverts your used plastic confectionary tubs away from landfill and into a UK recycling facility, while raising funds for charity.
In 2023, the campaign has enjoyed a record-breaking year saving over 25,000 plastic tubs from landfill and raising more than £5,000 for charity. That’s a huge 2900kg worth of ‘hard to recycle’ polypropylene plastic tubs that have been sent for recycling and no longer risk ending up in landfill.
The record collection means £5,191 has been raised for Greene King’s charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.
Greene King partners with materials experts co-cre8, who facilitate the Tub2Pub scheme. All of the collected tubs are recycled in the UK by DCW Polymers, who use the resulting plastic granules from the recycled tubs to make outdoor furniture.
Customers could take their empty tubs to 1,600 Greene King pubs nationwide in January and February for recycling. These tubs cannot always be recycled within many of the usual kerbside waste collections so the network of pubs provided convenient drop-off points and a recycling solution.
Delighted to announce the record 2023 results, Vance Fairman-Smith, Greene King’s supply chain director, said: “This is a fantastic effort and shows a brilliant way that our pubs can work with our customers and our communities to tackle waste and reduce the impact on the environment. These tubs are traditionally given over the festive season so it’s ideal for our pubs to act as collection points at the start of the year. Tub2Pub is good for customers, the environment and good for charity. Thank you to everyone who has helped us reduce the number of tubs going to landfill and raise money for Macmillan at the same time.”
Tub2Pub demonstrates Greene King’s environmental ambitions to run its business in a sustainable way and minimise its impact on the planet. The company holds the Carbon Trust’s Zero Waste to Landfill standard which covers its managed pubs and breweries, depots and support centres.
Using their specialist knowledge, co-cre8 collaboratively works with businesses to design systems and products that create value from waste and support the circular economy. Please contact co-cre8 for any enquiries you may have, for solutions to your ‘hard to recycle’ products email@example.com