Get your tubs to our pubs!

Greene King is running ‘Tub2Pub’, a recycling campaign to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and recycle plastics.

From 1 January - 11 February 2024, its pubs, restaurants, and hotels will accept your clean and empty:

  • Confectionery tubs
  • Biscuit tubs
  • Cracker tubs

We’re all guilty of indulging in chocolate, sweets and crackers over the festive period, and in the UK we are buying tens of millions of these plastic tubs every year!

Make sure your tubs don’t go to waste and bring your clean, empty plastic confectionery and cracker tubs to any Greene King managed site from 1 January - 11 February 2024 to be recycled.

Simply leave your tubs with a Greene King staff member at the bar or welcome station within one of their locations.

After 11 February, all tubs will be collected and taken to a plastic reprocessing centre where they’re shredded, before being sold onto plastic manufacturers to use in place of virgin plastics. All money raised from the sale of Tub2Pub plastics will be given directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.

To find your local Greene King establishment taking part, use our pub finder here.

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Our Chosen Charity

Our Chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information, and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional, and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. To read more about Macmillan Cancer Support, please click here.


Will it cost me anything?

No, dropping off containers is completely free.

What’s in it for me?

By dropping off your containers, you will not only be helping the environment by aiding the recycling of hard-to-recycle plastics, but you will also be helping us raise money for charity.

What do I need to do with my tubs before I drop them off?

Please ensure your tubs are clean, empty, and sanitised before taking them to a Greene King managed location.

Where do I drop my containers off to?

The area where you drop your containers off will vary at different pubs so just make sure you ask a member of staff!

What type of tubs do you take?

Clean, empty plastic confectionary and cracker tubs. (See Above)

How do Greene King store the containers?

Your containers will be kept in indoor and outdoor storage areas and as they’re plastic, they can be kept outside but stacked upside to keep out rain and other contaminants.

Do Greene King make any money from this?

No, all money raised from the sale of Tub2Pub plastics goes directly to Macmillan Cancer Support. The only profit they may receive is if you decide to have a meal and drinks while you're there!

How are the containers recycled?

The plastic containers will be collated and sent to DCW Polymers where the containers are shredded before being sold to manufacturers where they are made into recycled products. All the profit money from the sales will be given to our chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

How do the logistics work?

Greene King is collecting tubs on behalf of DCW Polymers and co-cre8 who are responsible for the collection, recycling, and sale of the plastic tubs. All tubs will be collected in February 2024 from each drop-off location across a couple of days. Routes will be carefully planned for the collection drivers to help minimise the amount of road miles.