Tyne Bank Brewery, the independent Newcastle cask ale house, has ramped up its sustainability efforts by introducing eco-friendly six-pack holders.

These new can holders are 100% eco-friendly and are made from recycled wood pulp, which is fully biodegradable.

The introduction of the new can holders extends the brewery’s commitment to environmentally-friendly business practices. It has recently switched its can packaging from plastic to cardboard and also donates its used hops and malt grains to Hillheads Farm, Backworth, Newcastle.

Julia Austin, founder of Tyne Bank Brewery, said: “At Tyne Bank Brewery, sustainability is at the forefront of what we do. Whether you’re a brewer producing cans of beer or a consumer drinking them, we all need to commit to reducing single use plastic. We’re proud of doing our part in reducing the planet’s plastic waste problem and helping to reduce the long-term threat to the environment.

Tyne Bank Brewery is a popular event space and it recently partnered with a local social enterprise, The Artisan Baking Community, to encourage businesses to care more about the environment.

She continued: “Our Brew and Bake workshops have proven really popular with several businesses in the area. They’re a fun team building experience where waste from our brewing process is collected and used to bake wonderful bread and any left-over bread is then used in our casks. It’s a full end-to-end sustainable workshop.”

The brewery continues to respond to arising trends in the industry by making sure its brews are widely accessible to vegans and vegetarians whilst keeping its core customer base satisfied with the best beer range made with the freshest ingredients.

Tyne Bank Brewery creates award-winning, craft beers, serving local, national and international markets. Tyne Bank’s calendar is bursting with varying events such as dog and baby socials, regular food markets and brewery tours. The event space is also available for private hire and has hosted a number of wedding receptions, birthday celebrations and corporate and cultural events.