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Marston’s Waste & Recycling Coordinator, Jonathan Davies, has made it into edie’s ’30 under 30’ class of 2019.
26th February 2019

The list celebrates 30 young sustainability professionals from companies like the BBC, innocent, Harrods – and, of course, Marston’s – who are having a positive impact on the world we live in.

Jonathan joined Marston’s two years ago, bringing with him a lifelong interest in the environment and a PhD in sustainability. Since then, he’s worked really hard to make us a more sustainable business by encouraging us all to “sweat the small stuff” to make a big difference.

As well as improving our recycling rate, Jonathan’s led innovative projects like using recycled plastic to create our beer gardens and the successful trial of cardboard balers at our pubs. All of his efforts paid off last year when we became the first pub company to achieve zero waste to landfill - two years ahead of our target date!

Being named on the ’30 under 30’ list marks Jonathan as one of the UK’s sustainability leaders of the future.

edie‘s Content Director Luke Nicholls said: “30 Under 30 is perhaps the most exciting and inspiring project I have ever been a part of. The sheer volume of nominations we received and the calibre of the ‘class of 2019’ give me a great sense of confidence that these bright, ambitious up-and-comers have what it takes to transform business, for good.”

Global Action Plan partner Chris Large added: “They’re not just the 30 to watch. They’re the 30 to teach us how to think differently.”

You can find out more about edie’s ’30 under 30’ class of 2019 here.

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