Premier Inn owner to check out ‘unnecessary’ single-use plastics by 2025

Whitbread is carrying out a review of plastic and packaging across its supply chain and intends to work closely with its suppliers to find alternatives to single-use items

Premier Inn holds trial to see if batteries are suitable for a long stay

The chain is testing a 100kW lithium-ion battery at The Gyle in Edinburgh

Premier Inn owner aims to halve emissions by 2025

The hospitality chain has set a new goal with the Science Based Targets Initiative to cut its carbon emissions intensity

Inn with the savings

Premier Inn expects to save around £280,000 every year, thanks to solar energy. Parent company Whitbread, which also owns Costa and Beefeater, said it has installed solar panels across 88 of the hotel sites in the UK. Covering 12% of the estate, they are expected to generate more than 1.3 million kWh of clean energy annually […]

Costa coffee owner cuts its carbon

Ever think about how much carbon goes into making your coffee? It’s a question the owner of the Costa coffee chain has thought about – and it says it has saved more than 1500 tonnes of CO2 in 2011. Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, cut the same amount of carbon as taking […]