Tub2Pub campaign recycles your plastic chocolate and biscuit tubs to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Are you wondering what to do with those empty plastic chocolate and biscuit tubs that are a familiar sight over the festive period?

By Julia Bennett
Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 12:30 pm

The Tub2Pub charity campaign has the answer and wants to recycle your plastic chocolate and biscuit tubs to raise much-needed donations for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Greene King pub company and brewer is calling on its customers to bring their empty tubs to its pubs in an effort to reduce waste and raise money for Macmillan.

Tens of millions of tubs containing chocolates, sweets and biscuits are sold in the UK each year, with the majority sold during the Christmas period.

Greene King, pub company and brewer, is calling on its customers to bring their empty tubs to its pubs in an effort to reduce waste and raise money for Macmillan.

These tubs are typically made from polypropylene; a hard plastic that is not always accepted by local authorities for recycling, resulting in it, instead, being incinerated or landfilled.

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Customers are being encouraged to drop off their used plastic confectionery and biscuit tubs at any of Greene King's managed pubs, restaurants and hotels across the UK.

See the list at the bottom of this article to find a participating pub near you.

The tubs will be taken to a specialist recycling facility and processed into granulated recycled plastic.

The money is raised by selling the recycled plastics with the profits, approximately eight pence for each tub, going to Greene King's charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.

If every tub sold in the UK over the Christmas period was recycled this way, it would raise almost £400,000 in donations.

Greene King is partnering with co-cre8; specialists in creating solutions for hard-to-recycle materials and responsible for attracting large businesses to support the campaign and DCW

Polymers, which will use its high-tech plastic reprocessing plant to shred and granulate the tubs ready for sale to manufacturers, in place of virgin plastic.

Vance Fairman-Smith, Greene King's supply chain director, said: "We're really pleased to be able to provide this recycling service to our local communities across the country. This is a ‘win

win' situation as we look to save the plastic tubs going to landfill and at the same time being able to support our national charity partner, Macmillan."

"This is a great way of not just helping charity but also the environment", added Peter Goodwin, co-cre8's Co-founder.

"This year we really expect the campaign to take off with as many 1,700 Greene King pubs getting behind it. Clearly, last year's campaign was greatly impacted due to Covid restrictions,

and yet despite the fact that all pubs were closed, more than five thousand tubs were collected."

Greene King will be accepting tubs during January 2022. To check whether your tubs are suitable for participating in the scheme look for the symbol - featuring arrows in a triangular shape

and PP underneath - stamped into the outside base of the tub.

Participating pubs in Lancashire:

Cherry Tree (Blackpool) FY4 4LP

Iron Horse (Thornton) FY5 4LH

War Horse (Chorley) PR7 7JD

Parsonage (Leigh) WN7 5AR

Lea Gate (Preston) PR4 0XB

Thatch & Thistle (Nelson) BB9 7TZ

Sycamore Farm (Burnley) BB12 6HH

Greaves Park (Lancaster) LA1 3AH

Grapes Hotel (Wrea Green) PR4 2PH

Malthouse Farm (Whittle-Le-Woods) PR6 8AB

Roebuck (Bilsborrow) PR3 0RE

Air Balloon (Blackpool) FY4 2QS

Hartwood Hall (Chorley) PR6 7AX

Star (Burnley) BB11 2EG

Old Cobblers Inn (Rawtenstall) BB4 6HR

Plum Tree Farm (Blackpool) FY4 5NZ

Phantom Winger (Broughton) PR3 5JE

Poachers (Bamber Bridge) PR5 6BA

Red Robin (Wigan) WN5 0UJ

Station Promenade (Morecambe) LA4 4DB

Thornton Lodge (Little Thornton) FY5 5LD

Golden Eagle (Anchorsholme) FY5 3TG

Lord Derby (St Annes) FY8 1RG

Robin Hood (Clifton) M27 6PE

Shovels (Marton Moss) FY4 5DH

Yarrow Bridge (Chorley) PR7 4AB

Dunes Hotel (Blackpool) FY4 1SA

Fleece Inn (Penwortham) PR1 9XD

Golden Ball Hotel (Poulton-Le-Fylde) FY6 7BA

Victoria Hotel (St Annes) FY8 3NE

Dog & Partridge (Blackpool) FY1 6ET

Lane Ends (Ashton-On-Ribble) PR2 1HX

Counting House (Blackpool) FY1 1NG

Fishers (Preston) PR1 3NN

Ship & Royal (Lytham) FY8 5EH

Strawberry Gardens (Heysham) LA3 2NZ

Town House (St Annes) FY8 1SB

Dog & Partridge (Morecambe) LA4 6DE

Guild (Preston) PR1 2XQ

Farmers Arms (Blackpool) FY4 1RF

Taps (Lytham) FY8 5LE

Washington (Blackpool) FY1 3AF

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