Tennent’s has boosted its sustainability credentials with a £14m investment that will see the brewer cut single-use plastic from its packaging by 2021 and be entirely plastic-free by 2025.
From next spring, the brand’s larger cans will use cardboard packaging as an alternative to plastic ring and shrink-wrap. Smaller packs will follow later in the year.
Additionally, the Wellpark brewery is now generating biogas at an on-site water treatment plant, cutting its heating bills by 5%. Tennent’s said all the brewery’s energy will come from renewable sources by 2025.
It also pledged to be a carbon neutral business by the same deadline, announcing a new carbon-capture facility that will break ground at Wellpark by the end of this year.
Martin Doogan, Group Engineering Manager at Tennent’s parent company C&C, said the move was “a leap in the right direction – but we’re not complacent and we’re not finished”.
He added: “We will continue to seek out ways to minimise our environmental impact across our entire business, from our transport fleet, to international deliveries. Our commitment is to lasting environmental change – in our company, in our industry and beyond.”