The Honey Pot

About the Business

Name: Rachel Gunderson

Current actions:

  • Wooden cutlery
  • Paper Bags
  • Cardboard cake trays
  • Wooden stirrers
  • Compost food waste
  • Cooked food waste feeds chickens
  • Salad dressing refill scheme
  • Refill water point
  • Uses blackboard and chalk
  • Reuse Tupperware
  • Refill coffee

“We re-use everything. All of our clotted cream and crème fraiche is delivered in Tupperware tubs and we re-use all of those for food storage. We only use one domestic sized wheelie bin of waste a week. We have one bin the same size for composting. The rest is all recycled and re-used.

“Some customers do choose us because of our ethos, it’s a selling point and people may not necessarily comment on it … but if we were to suddenly change it back to plastic we’d get a comment! People are constantly commenting on our straws – that’s the big one that’s got out lately. All of my friends now refuse straws when they’re out and I know it’s a small thing, but it’s a start and hopefully it’ll take off in other areas

“It’s amazing that the town has got Plastic Free Coastlines Status. The less plastic there is, the nicer the town will feel and the more people will want to come here, which is great for local businesses. I always make a point of advertising things as free range of locally grown or organic and that does have a draw.”

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