St Peter’s Brewery at Bungay launches lighter weight bottles as part of carbon reduction drive

Steve Magnall, chief executive of St Peter's Brewery, with one of its new lightweight bottles.

Steve Magnall, chief executive of St Peter's Brewery, with one of its new lightweight bottles. - Credit: St Peter's Brewery

A Suffolk brewery has invested in lightweight bottles as it strives to reduce its carbon footprint.

St Peter’s Brewery, near Bungay, has also signed a waste-reducing contract with Beccles recycling firm Radical Waste.

“This is an excellent step for us from an environmental point of view,” said chief executive Steve Magnall. “It means we can now carry an additional 11,000 bottles per load, thus reducing our carbon footprint for deliveries and transit.”

The firm was always looking at ways to reduce its waste and its carbon footprint, he said.

“From now on all our card, plastic and waste will be collected by one supplier. It also means we expect to send only 1% of our waste to landfill from now on,” said Steve. “We will continue to consider even more options as we move forward and ensure we are doing all we can to be as environmentally aware as possible.”