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Bar backing recycling scheme


A Monklands bar is taking part in a post-christmas recycling scheme entitled “Tub2pub” which will raise funds for a cancer charity.

Hospitalit­y group operators Greene King is inviting customers to hand in empty plastic confection­ery containers for recycling at premises across the UK this month – including the Hungry Horse Barrbridge in Bargeddie.

The tubs will then be sent to a specialist facility to be recycled into granulated plastic for use in manufactur­ing, and which will be sold on with the profits going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Greene King say “tens of millions” of tubs of chocolates, sweets and biscuits are sold in the UK each year, but that their polypropyl­ene plastic contaners are often incinerate­d or landfilled instead of being recycled.

They are working with recycling specialist­s Co-cre8 on the project; and with approximat­ely eight pence per recycled tub going to their charity partner, add that: “If every tub sold in the UK over the Christmas period was recycled this way, it would raise almost £400,000.”

Supply chain director Vance Fairman-smith said: “We’re really pleased to be able to provide this recycling service to communitie­s across the country.

“It’s a win-win situation as we look to save the plastic tubs going to landfill and at the same time support Macmillan, our national charity partner.”

Co-cre8 co-founder Peter Goodwin added: “Last year’s campaign was greatly impacted due to Covid restrictio­ns, and yet despite the fact that all pubs were closed, more than 5000 tubs were collected.

“We really expect the campaign to take off this year with as many 1700 Greene King pubs getting behind it; this is a great way of not just helping charity but also the environmen­t.”

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