plastic free gift shop in penzance

Circa 21

About the Business

Name: Esme Burton, owner

Actions To Date:

  • Paper bags
  • Naked greetings cards
  • Tissue paper wrapping
  • Locally made plastic free gifts
  • Upcycled furniture and products
  • Soap bars
  • Recycled plastic products
  • Sustainably sourced and fair trade products
  • Part of local packaging swap scheme

Proposed action:

  • Continue to pressure suppliers
  • Looking at cellophane on cards and prints
  • Looking at pen use and how to get rid of blu-tak

“The type of people who shop here are switched on and thoughtful and are aware of what’s going on in the world. They do really appreciate the eco-friendly side of things; the recycled, re-used and up-cycled products.

“I think where the big corporates are falling down and not acting quickly and not responding to this need for plastic free options, the small local business can act quickly … and that’s the crucial thing. I’m the boss, I can make decisions and I can talk to suppliers and work with them to find solutions.”