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.
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.
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 ‘glasses’ during
busy times, bank holidays etc.
reusable garment bags for regular customers; coat hangers recycled.
some cards now sold without wrapping
reducing use of cellophane and experimenting with biodegradable wrapping
where possible; no longer use cellophane for gift wrapping; flower pots recycled.
recyclable blister packs for soft contact lenses; recycle old spectacles through
an overseas charity.
customers encouraged to try reusable containers.