Mermaid Alley

About the Business

Name: Jemela Pearce, owner

Actions To Date:

  • Paper Straws on demand
  • Compostable takeaway containers
  • Wooden cutlery
  • Reuse plastic food containers in the kitchen to reduce cling film/extra packaging
  • Cardboard food boxes
  • No sachets
  • Happy to do water and coffee refills
  • Send packaging back to suppliers for recycling

Proposed action:

  • Some drinks are still in plastic drinks bottles
  • Looking at paper wrapped loo roll

“We make sure that anything we use is reusable and washable, for example things like napkins. We encourage people not to use things that are single-use, so we’ll use things like ramekins etc. and wash it all and use it again, things like that.

“Some things still come in plastic, like some drinks. But we are re-using those bottles for art projects and we send other packaging back to our suppliers who recycle as much as they can. Everyone in Penzance is on it now and everyone is supportive, we have no problem”