You will find any publication or article relating to all areas of the Beer, Pub and Brewing industry in this area. Please choose one of the sections below to find the publication of your choice...


Brewing Green 2013

The UK brewing sector has met its 2020 carbon emissions target eight years early and is on track to achieve its 2020 target for improved water efficiency. The impressive figures are revealed in Brewing Green 2013, a new report published by the BBPA. The sector is also making significant progress in reducing excess packaging and waste.

Grain to Glass

From barley and hops in the field, to the glass of beer in your local pub, the chain of industries behind this unique British product has a major impact on economic and social life in rural Britain.

Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) are a Government funded body which coordinates waste reduction in the UK. Waste policy officially comes under the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Energy Performance Certificates

Energy performance certificates (EPCs) promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings and form part of the final implementation in England and Wales of the European Directive 2002/91/EC on the Energy Performance of Buildings.

BBPA Guidance: Duty to Manage Asbestos in Licensed Premises

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR) includes an explicit duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises.

National Planning Policy

The pub and brewing industry has great potential for growth and planning policy can play a crucial role either in stifling or fostering that growth.

Brewing Green 2011

The first update to the UK brewing industry's commitment to mitigate their impact on the environment.

Beer, the natural choice?

Recent headlines would have us believe that red wine drinkers enjoy good health, while those who choose beer are at risk of exactly the opposite. However a closer look at the nutritional content of beer tells a very different story. Beer, when drunk in moderation is one of the healthiest alcoholic drinks around, known down the ages as 'liquid bread'.

Brewing green/Our commitment towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer

Brewing Green/Our commitments towards a sustainable future for Britain's beer is a landmark document which both outlines progress made and sets new challenges for Britain's brewers in the future.

Container Management Background

Almost 50% of UK beer production is sold in kegs or casks which, when empty, are returned to the brewery for re-filling. The average life-span of a draught beer container is 15 years. Thus, the industry enjoys one of the most environmentally-friendly means of transporting beer to the consumer. Kegs and casks are returnable assets and form an integral part of the beer dispense system. A number of initiatives have been put in place to ensure containers (which may have been misappropriated) are recovered and returned to their owners. (See

Looking after your kegs and casks

Missing Kegs and casks cost our industry £50 million each year.

Non-commodity energy costs

The BBPA has produced information on tariffs relating to electricity bills. Research undertaken with our members suggests that tariffs and taxes now represent over half of the total amount of electricity costs with this set to rise to over 60% by 2020.

Climate Change Agreements

Guidance on Climate Change Agreements

Energy - reducing costs for pubs

A note on reducing energy costs in pubs.

Not a member? Find out about joining us

Did you know?

£120 million