Brewers are passionate about supporting communities,
charities and local projects surrounding their extensive branch network and
With the introduction of the 5p bag charge in October
2015 Brewers have been able to further increase the support they give. The proceeds from the sales of plastic
carrier bags have been donated in full to Surfers Against Sewage. An apt recipient as they dedicate their
efforts to protect the UK’s oceans and shorelines carrying out tireless work to
clean up the beaches and waves.
Brewers carrier bag charges are helping Surfers Against Sewage.
In 2015 alone Surfers Against Sewage arranged an impressive
625 beach cleans removing a massive 46.8 tonnes of marine litter including 5
tonnes of fishing nets and 11,000 plastic bottles, cans and glass which were
able to go straight into recycling.
Alongside this impressive activity, Surfers Against Sewage operate
a Safer Seas Service - a free app to alert any coastal water users to raw
sewage leaks or reduced water quality as a result of heavy rainfall.
Surface Against Sewage also collaborate with other key
bodies on ocean related scientific studies and research. Their most recent, with findings due to be
published in 2016, has been testing whether there is a link between exposure to
coastal waters and the presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Brewers pledge to donate the proceeds from the plastic bag
charge from now until April 2017 to Surfers Against Sewage to support their
ongoing campaigns and activities.