The campaign seeks an outright ban on plastic pint cups such as those used during music festivals and live sporting events.
Sian Sutherland, co-founder of A Plastic Planet, believes the government must extend its single-use plastics ban to include plastic pint cups.
The ban seeks to end the impact of problematic and highly polluting plastic items and currently covers plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds.
It is expected to be expanded to include plastic cutlery, plates and polystyrene cups, as well as plastic sachets.
‘CAMRA supports the campaign for a plastic-free pint. With 75% of consumers agreeing that plastic ruins the taste of beer, we’d like to see Government not only ban single use plastic pint cups, but also support the development and adoption of solutions for a better pint.
‘Any event or venue serving alcohol in the UK is required to consider public safety, and some Licensing Authorities currently require the use of plastic or polycarbonate cups as an alternative to glass. It’s therefore vital that Local Authorities amend licensing conditions to include a wider range of materials, so that the trade can protect consumers and the environment.
‘There are countless innovators in the pub and beer trade who are working to produce alternatives to plastic pints, which CAMRA will continue to promote as part of our ‘Drink Greener’ campaign.’
CAMRA National Chairman