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Britain’s pubs throw out 40 million pints of beer a year

According to our latest research, a staggering 40 million pints of perfectly good beer are thrown out by Britain’s pubs every year.

Hot on the heels of the government’s latest initiative to tackle food waste, in which 300 organisations have pledged to “Step up to the Plate” and halve unnecessary food waste by 2030, Beer Piper is calling on Britain’s landlord’s to stop wasting beer worth over £147 million.

According to our 2019 data, the average pub in the UK wastes 20 pints per week by inefficiently cleaning their beer lines, which (using the latest ONS figures on the number of pubs in the UK), equates to a staggering 40 million pints per year.

Our Commercial Manager Jeff Singer, believes that Britain’s pubs need to up their cellar game in order to reduce waste, and save money.

“The average British pint costs £3.69* meaning that some pubs are costing themselves around £74 per week by throwing out perfectly good beer before it is even served.

“The main reason for unnecessary beer wastage is the fact that many pubs have to throw out beer already in the line whilst they are being cleaned.

“We work with 800 pubs and bars in the UK, meaning that we save our customers a combined 832,000 pints every year.

“We are imploring landlords, bar owners and managers to eliminate much of their beer wastage by using our very latest tech for their beer lines.

“Beer Piper offers the very latest in advanced cloud-based technology, which ensures the beer lines are cleaned at regular intervals with environmentally-friendly chemicals. Our most recent BP4 system also logs when and who cleans the lines, and features cloud-based tech and a mobile app, which allows bar managers and owners to access real time data as and when they need to.

“We work with a huge number of bar managers and hospitality owners, and the feedback is always positive when our systems have been implemented.

“Additionally, we are currently working with a number of successful craft beer brands, including BrewDog and Seven Bro7hers, which is another growth industry for the UK.

“Using Beer Piper systems will ultimately cut costs, cut staff wages, save beer and use less chemicals and water.”

To find out how Beer Piper can make a powerful difference to your pub, save your beer and save you money, visit call us on 0300 303 2709. 

* According to the Good Pub Guide’s annual survey.

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