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SUMMER: II–I4 JULY  /  WINTER: 24–27 OCT

SUMMER: II–I4 JULY
WINTER: 24–27 OCT

The BCW journey to sustainability

The BCW journey to sustainability

How we are making a difference
How we are making a difference

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend began over 8 years ago now, but even since those early days we’ve been making decisions based on considerations for the environment wherever possible.

We aren’t experts in the field of sustainability and whilst we have already taken some steps to reduce our impact on the environment, we want to do more. We are committed to continuing to learn, to change and to improve.

Here are a few of the way that we’re making a difference:

• In 2018 we banned single-use plastic straws. We made that decision over 2 years before this became law. Now our contracts ban the use of any single-use plastics in the presentation of the festival’s signature cocktails.

• We work with local suppliers wherever possible. For example, this website is designed by a local company, our PR has always been done by a local agency, our photographer is local and the map in the guidebook is always designed by a local designer.

• We have begun to share some of the exciting work bars in Birmingham are doing in order to make a difference themselves. If you haven’t read our article about Zero Waste Cocktails, take a look here

• We no longer require festival go-ers to print off their e-tickets, scanning tickets on mobile phones works just as well for us and reduces the use of paper.

• With thanks to our partners, any guidebooks that are not collected at the end of the festival are all recycled

We’ll keep working to improve but we’re also open to ideas so if you have any thoughts on other steps we can take please do reach out

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Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a long weekend dedicated to celebrating the best of the city’s bar scene. Now in it’s 10th year, #BCW is Birmingham’s largest and best loved cocktail festival.

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Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a long weekend dedicated to celebrating the best of the city’s bar scene. Now in it’s 10th year, #BCW is Birmingham’s largest and best loved cocktail festival.

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a trading name of Living For The Weekend Ltd.
Company No: 10982589