Suffolk-based St Peter’s Brewery has reduced its carbon footprint even further, investing in new lightweight bottles and signing a waste-reducing contract with a local recycling firm.
Keen to improve its eco-credentials and ensure as little waste as possible is sent to landfill, St Peter’s has just launched its new, oval-shaped, lightweight bottles which are 41g lighter than before.
Chief executive, Steve Magnall (pictured), said: “This is an excellent step for us from an environmental point of view. It means we can now carry an additional 11,000 bottles per load, thus reducing our carbon footprint for deliveries and transit.”
As well as the new bottles, St Peter’s has also just signed a contract with Radical Waste, of Beccles, which provides a one-stop-shop for all its packaging waste. “This means that, from now on, all our card, plastic and waste will be collected by one supplier. It also means we expect to send only 1% of our waste to landfill from now on,” added Steve.
“Minimising our environmental impact is hugely important to the team at St Peter’s and we are always looking at ways to reduce our waste and our carbon footprint. We will continue to consider even more options as we move forward and ensure we are doing all we can to be as environmentally aware as possible.”