As published by Dorset Echo
DORSET, UK brewers Hall & Woodhouse has invested in plastic-free Christmas crackers this festive season.
The Christmas crackers and its contents to be used at parties in pubs owned by the Blandford brewery – including the Duchess of Cornwall Inn in Poundbury, Dorset are made from FSC accredited sustainable sources and are fully recyclable.
This is part of a larger and ongoing strategy that the leading independent Dorset brewer has implemented in all of its pubs across the south, with the aim of working towards being a carbon neutral business.
So far the brewers have prevented more than two million plastic straws and stirrers going to landfill since introducing paper straws in 2017. Last year Hall & Woodhouse launched a range of reusable, collapsible Stojo coffee cups that are available for customers to buy.
Mark James, director at Hall & Woodhouse, said: “Over the past couple of years, we have made a number of changes to our business to become ‘greener’ and help to reduce our carbon footprint. This ranges from solar panels at our Brewery, to LED lights in our pubs. This is about doing the right thing, and our plastic-free Christmas crackers are another small step in our green journey.”