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Hyde & Co bars in Bristol are leading the way in the sustainability revolution by partnering with ecoSPIRITS – a new technology offering a closed loop system which eliminates 60-90% of the carbon emissions footprint associated with packaging and transport of spirits. The bar chain will be showcasing the ecoSPIRITS technology to bar tenders and the drinks trade at an event on Thursday, 21 July in Bristol.

In two sessions, at Bambalan Terrace at 2pm and at The Raven at 6pm, True Believers CEO Dan Walker will demonstrate how the closed loop system works, and the benefits of ecoSPIRITS’ award-winning ecoTOTEs; there will also be a tasting and sustainable cocktails session,  enabling bar tenders and bar goers to fully engage in the sustainable cocktail revolution.

The spirits brands available in ecoTOTE format include Portobello Road Gin, Black Cow Vodka, Fair Café and Avallen Calvados and the True Believers brand portfolio including Mackintosh, Widges and Tried & True. Each cocktail using the ecoSPIRITS close loop technology removes 150g of carbon from the atmosphere.

The ecoSPIRITS system, at the forefront of sustainability in the drinks industry, launched in the UK in July 2020, and is enabling bars to make a choice to become more sustainable. Premium spirits distributor Mangrove is the pioneering distributor for the technology in the UK.

Dan Bovey from Hyde & Co said:

Changing over to ecoSPIRITS for our house pours wasn’t just an easy decision, it was also a responsible one. By cutting out individual bottles we’ll be saving around 5000 glass bottles a year and planting 780 trees to offset the remaining carbon.  Not only is this cutting down on waste and making us more eco friendly, the liquid also tastes pretty damn good too!

Nick Gillett, Mangrove UK MD, added:

The Bristol area is, and has been, a pioneer in sustainability. We welcome this regional launch as it demonstrates how seriously bars and local wholesalers are about reducing their carbon footprint. Hyde & Co are leading the way in sustainability in the south west. This move into the Bristol and south-west area shows the appetite for the industry to reduce its carbon footprint and offer sustainable drinks in as many bars as possible.