Problem
Why single-use plastic is an issue that needs addressing
Bioplastics
Why compostable bioplastics are not always the answer
Solutions
A simple reference guide for replacing single-use plastic
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In The Drink is a not-for-profit initiative that works to reduce plastic pollution in our waterways caused by riverside bars and events. Participating venues benefit from:

CATERING SOLUTIONS

We provide cost-effective, reusable
alternatives to single-use plastic

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

We provide promotional materials
to benefit staff and customers

STAFF TRAINING

We provide both on-site training and
downloadable resources for your team

IN THE DRINK MARKETING

We feature all participating venues via
our website, socials and newsletters

WHY CHANGE?

Please Customers

Customers are more environmentally aware and hate drinking from a flimsy cup

Save Money

Switching to reusables will also have a positive impact on your profit margin

Prevent Litter

Your customers will enjoy spending more time in a clean and tidy environment

Preserve Resources

Our precious fossil fuels are wasted on single-use products that’re rarely recycled

Care for Wildlife

Single-use cups quickly break down into microplastics and harm our local wildlife

Make a Difference

Real change happens at grass roots level and together we can make a difference

VENUES

Get on board with In The Drink and get featured among our participating venue pages.

WHAT THEY SAY

Jeb Berrier
JEB BERRIER
Actor & Producer | Bag It

Why would you make something that you’re going to use for a few minutes out of a material that’s basically going to last forever, and you’re just going to throw it away. What’s up with that?

Sir David Attenborough
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
Broadcaster & Naturalist | Blue Planet II

We’ve seen albatrosses come back with their belly full of food for their young and nothing in it. […] What does she give her chick? You think it’s going to be squid, but it’s plastic. The chick is going to starve and die.

Zac Goldsmith MP
ZAC GOLDSMITH
MP | Richmond Park & North Kingston

Cutting plastic waste from our rivers and canals is vital if we want to protect our marine environments. I’m thankful to organisations such as In The Drink who are doing really important work in encouraging local pubs to switch to reusable cups; helping clean up the environment and reduce single-use plastic waste.

Vince Cable MP
VINCE CABLE
MP | Twickenham

I welcome initiatives such as In The Drink that seek to eliminate avoidable items of single-use plastic. Tackling the sources of plastic pollution and encouraging businesses to switch to alternatives to disposable plastic is vital if we are to make a real impact on the volume of plastic entering our London streets, The Thames and canals.

Nicola Grant - Positively Putney
NICOLA GRANT
Executive Director | Positively Putney

After meeting with In The Drink earlier this year, we teamed up with Putney’s pubs to drastically cut the use of plastics at Boat Race, one of London’s biggest sporting events. We designed the reusable Putney cup and it has been a big success, plus we were runners up in the ATCM Town & City Management Industry awards 2019 for the reusable cups in the ‘Best Environment Contribution’.

Justine Greening MP
JUSTINE GREENING
MP | Putney, Roehampton & Southfields

Tackling the source of plastic pollution is essential if we are to cut down the volume of plastic entering London’s waterways and streets. I’m grateful to organisations like In The Drink that work with pubs to encourage a switch to practical alternatives to disposable plastic.

WHO’S ON BOARD

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Join In The Drink

In The Drink offers free guidance to bars, riverside events and boat cruise operators.

Contact us

Address: Walbrook Wharf,
C/O City of London Corporation,
78-83 Upper Thames Street,
LONDON EC4R 3TD

Phone: +44 7826 913 307

Email: info@inthedrink.org.uk

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