CWS and St Austell Brewery have a group photo to celebrate their Zero Waste to Landfill status

Reducing landfill with St Austell Brewery

We’re proud to help businesses to manage waste sustainably, like St Austell Brewery who recently achieved Zero to Landfill status.

We first started working together in 2017 when the Brewery set out its mission to reduce its environmental footprint. Despite being one of Cornwall’s oldest businesses, with thousands of employees, partners and customers, we were inspired by the team’s commitment and ready to step in.

Diverting waste from landfill

Following a Waste Reduction Audit, we set out a plan to implement waste segregation and divert 100% of the business waste from going to landfill. We set up sustainable waste streams for plastic, cardboard, glass and organic waste that’s produced right across the business, from manufacturing sites right through to the ever-popular pubs. We also started to transfer waste into electricity using ‘waste to energy’ recovery plants.

A new three-year contract with St Austell Brewery

Now we’re thrilled to have signed a three-year contract to continue working with the business.

Piers Thompson, external relations director and head the St Austell Brewery Environmental Steering Group says: “We’re really proud to say that over 2,300 tonnes of our waste – from our head office, pubs and distribution centres – was diverted from landfill last year. In fact, this year to date, we’ve converted enough waste into energy to heat 147 average households for an entire year. It’s thanks to CWS, as well as our dedicated staff across the South West, that we’ve been able to achieve this.”

We’re looking forward to continuing our work with St Austell Brewery. It’s great to be supporting a local business in its ongoing efforts to find greener solutions when it comes to waste management. We’re very proud to have helped the Brewery to reach its target.

Divert your business waste from landfill

If your business would like to reduce the waste you are sending to landfill while saving time and money, we’d love to hear from you.

Give us a call on 01726 218 755 and we start with a chat and take it from there.