Name: Helen Swift
Action to Date:
“We try and buy veg from local suppliers so it isn’t in plastic bags and we’ve asked our veg wholesaler not to put things in plastic bags. We buy sacks of everything that we can. We’ve encouraged our dried goods wholesaler to use a biodegradable wrapping and as much as can comes in paper sacks. We don’t use any plastic takeaway goods and we recycle any plastic we do use.
“Anybody can bring in any plastic or reusable bottle from home and refill things like toilet cleaner, laundry liquid, conditioner, washing up liquid and hand soap. We have a new company called Splosh where you use dissolvable sachets to make up the products. We have to do what we can.
“It just makes you feel better that you’re doing all you can to keep the environment clean. Especially when we’re surrounded by the sea and you see all the plastic on the beaches. It’s got to make you feel better when you look at it and think; I haven’t contributed to that and I’m doing my bit to try and persuade other people not to contribute to it”