Baker Tom’s

About the Business

Name: Sarah Lehan, Retail Manager

Current actions:

• Paper wrapped bread, rolls and goodies
• Paper bags instead of carrier
• Got rid of plastic drinks bottles – apart from water
• Refill water available
• Cotton re-use bread bags
• Cardboard coffee cups with a Refill scheme to reduce number given out
• Glass bottles/jars of oils and condiments
• Plastic Free gifts
• Waste goes to food charities or anaerobic digestion
• Compostable sandwich/ pasty wraps and olive pots
• Organic cotton uniforms

Future actions:

• Solution to plastic water bottles, as can’t have glass in the bakery
• New packaging innovations and solutions

“At Baker Tom’s we are working towards reducing the use of plastic within the bakery and our retail shops. It is important for us to feel we are contributing to a greener way of living, encouraging our staff and customers to change the way they view disposable plastics. Making as many changes where possible in production and the distribution of our bread, we hope will inspire sustainable practices within the baking industry and motivate others to do the same. “