We are committed to operating in as sustainable and responsible a way as possible, consciously placing the welfare of our customers, staff, communities & the environment at the forefront of everything we do.
Whilst we know there is still a long way to go, we have made a mindful start and are proud of what we have already achieved. We wanted to share some of this with you.

REDUCING WASTAGE

ELIMINATING OVER 10,000 PIECES OF SINGLE USE PLASTIC
We’ve removed all straws & stirrers & switched from plastic condiment bottles to reusable, lidded glass jars, cutting 10,000+ items of plastic a year from our operation.

TARGET 50% REDUCTION IN USE OF PAPER MENUS
To reduce paper waste, we have introduced QR codes to view our food & drink menus electronically. With your help, we aim to reduce the use of paper menus by at least 50% over the next 12 months.

AVOIDING UNNECESSARY PACKAGING
We’ve switched to a exciting new premium tonic range, Buzbee’s. Interesting flavours & low in calories, the brand is also passionate about bee conservation AND their product comes with ZERO plastic packaging.
We stock Two Farmers crisps, the UK’s FIRST 100% compostable and plastic free crisp brand! Not only is all of their packaging plastic free and compostable but they use their own award winning British potatoes alongside renewable energy, that they generate on their farm in Herefordshire.
We buy all our loose bar snacks in supersized packs with less overall packaging.
We’re proactively engaging with suppliers, encouraging them to review their packaging & are committed to making decisions with packaging in mind when selecting products.

CUTTING FOOD WASTE

Our food waste initiatives range from offering Little Tummy dishes for those with a smaller appetite to doggy bags for leftovers to be taken home.

Furthermore, we conducted a food waste trial to identify specifically which items contributed the most to our food waste. The answer was burger buns! A number of our customers found the volume of bread simply too much and were too full to finish their plate of food. As a result, we introduced a half bun or no bun option with our burgers, offering to make a donation to charity for each bunless or half bun burger ordered. Customers who prefer less bread are happy, we have cut our food waste AND are contributing more funds to our nominated charity.

Our chef team are focussed on minimising waste in the preparation of food. For example, vegetable peelings are used to create the most flavourful base for our amazing gravy. Each pub also uses a compost bin which provides valuable compost for our kitchen gardens.

RECYCLING

REDUCED REFUSE COLLECTIONS BY 50% BY THE END OF 2021
We have always sorted our glass, card, paper, plastic, cans & foil for recycling.  Now, we are also recycling our non-compostable food waste, which will be collected for conversion into organic fertiliser or animal feed & sold to local farmers. By improving our food waste handling, we reduced our refuse collections by 50% by the end of 2021.

4120 LITRES OF USED COOKING OIL CONVERTED TO BIO DIESEL!
Our used cooking oil is collected by Olleco who convert it into high quality, low carbon bio diesel with 4120 litres recycled across the Moogies pubs.