All Our Bars Ban Single-Use Plastics Across Sites

Pub management company, All Our Bars, has committed to phasing out single-use plastics by January 2018 in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment and in support of the UN Clean Seas campaign.

All Our Bars has pledged to end the use of plastic straws, cocktail stirrers and single-use plastic cutlery and glasses across their sites.

The move will see single-use plastics phased out of All Our Bars’ sites over the next few weeks, either by removing the product completely, by replacing them with a biodegradable substitute, or by sourcing alternative products that can re-used.

Paul Wigham, CEO of All Our Bars, said: “The whole matter of sustainability has become hot and anyone watching some of the TV coverage of the impact on the environment cannot fail to have been moved. This initiative forms part of our ongoing commitment to reducing our impact on the environment - we know that making even small changes can make a dramatic difference. We will also be asking brand owners and suppliers to identify where they are using single-use plastics in their supply with a view to switching products where necessary. Food supply packaging may be the biggest challenge but unless we try to make change, nothing can happen.”

All Our Bars operate 18 sites in London and the South East of England providing quality suburban bars and pubs with emphasis upon community involvement. The company HQ is based in Edenbridge, Kent.

Deborah Connell