Best practice from around the region

Best practice from around the region

In our journey to support business’s in becoming plastic free champions we’ve seen lots of great ways of reducing single use plastic – feel free to let us know if there are other ideas you’d like to see included.

CAFES:

paper/biodegradable straws; cardboard/paper/bamboo/compostable takeaway cups; refill
own cups; takeaway card boxes; paper bags, some made out of newspaper; bamboo/wooden
cutlery; glass bottles; reuse all plastic tubs


FISH AND CHIPS:

paper straws, cardboard box food trays; wooden chip forks; reusable
plastic tubs for takeaway sauces combined with discount on return; grease proof paper.

BUTCHERS:

two sorts of paper bags, grease proof paper and other paper for wrapping;
paper bags with butcher’s logo; 50% of bags are free bio/eco fibre; promotes and advertises
plastic reduction in shop.


PUBS WITH FOOD:

no plastic straws and in some cases no straws at all; biscuits unwrapped;
condiments in reusable containers (thus eliminated all sachets); no plastic cutlery; stopped
using cling film.

PUBS WITHOUT FOOD:

no plastic straws; compact paper replacing plastic β€˜glasses’ during
busy times, bank holidays etc.

DRY CLEANERS:

reusable garment bags for regular customers; coat hangers recycled.

GREETING CARDS:

some cards now sold without wrapping

FLOWER SHOP:

reducing use of cellophane and experimenting with biodegradable wrapping
where possible; no longer use cellophane for gift wrapping; flower pots recycled.

OPTICIANS:

recyclable blister packs for soft contact lenses; recycle old spectacles through
an overseas charity.

ANGLING SHOP:

customers encouraged to try reusable containers.

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