Back to Latest News
In support of its ongoing CSR commitment to reduce waste, leading independent pub company Punch intend to diminish, and ultimatelyeliminate, the use of plastic straws across its 70-strong retail pub estate. Punch will also encourage its circa 1,200 leased and tenanted pubs to follow suit.
 
Initially, Punch has committed to no longer serve customers, unless requested, drinks with a plastic straw. The straws will also be removed from customer view to reduce usage.
 
The pub company are also researching suitable recyclable, and re-usable, alternatives which it hopes to introduce in due course.
 
Punch’s Managing Director of Operations, Paul Pavli explains: “Plastic straws can take a shocking 500 years to decompose and generally end up in landfill, or make their way into our oceans where they can harm sea life.
 
“Alongside a number of our peers in the industry, we are absolutely committed to reducing the use of damaging plastic straws in our retail pubsWe will also be encouraging our circa 1200 leased and tenanted Publicans to join the campaign and benefit from training material and POS to make consumers aware of this very important cause.”
 
Punch fully supports national campaigns aiming to reduce or eliminate the use of plastic straws and will be proactively campaigning on social media using #thefinalstraw.

Related Articles

Posted: 2022/09/21

The Avenue Reopens following £250k Investment


The Avenue, High Shincliffe has reopened following a £250k investment by independent pub operators Punch Pubs & Co, with Management...


Read More

Posted: 2022/09/05

Butt Inn Reopens following 330k investment from Punch Pubs & Co.


The Butt Inn, Reading has reopened following a £330k investment by independent pub operators Punch Pubs & Co, with General...


Read More

Posted: 2022/09/02

The Ship Returns Following £360k Investment from Punch Pubs & Co.


The Ship, Eighton Banks has reopened following a £360k investment by independent pub operators Punch Pubs & Co, with Management...


Read More

Posted: 2022/08/18

Landlady celebrates 40 years in her pub


Local landlady Diane Crathern is celebrating this month as she marks her 40th anniversary running  The Richmond Arms, Godalming. Taking...


Read More