A PROMISE to end its use of single-use plastics by 2021 and make its Glasgow brewery carbon neutral by 2025 are contained in new plans from Tennent’s designed to help tackle the climate emergency.
The move, which is being backed by an investment of over £14 million from owner C&C, also includes the construction of a water treatment plant at the Wellpark brewery that will produce biogas to help heat the site and working with the 2050 Climate Group to promote awareness of environmental issues.
The brewery claimed that stopping its use of single-use plastics will eliminate 150 tonnes of plastic from the environment annually, while a new carbon-capture facility at Wellpark will save the equivalent of 27,000 flights to London from Glasgow in CO2 emissions each year.
Martin Doogan, group engineering manager at C&C, said: “As Scotland’s oldest surviving business, and one of its best-loved, we take our responsibility to do the right thing very seriously. Sustainability is a core part of our brand and today marks a significant step-change in our plans. We’ve leveraged our scale and influence, our passion for innovation and our network of contacts to ensure that we act decisively against climate change, without delay.”