The Workbox Penzance

About the Business

Director: Tim Dwelly

Action to date:

Got rid of water dispenser

Jugs of tap water in fridge

No disposable cups, glasses or cutlery

Communal waste & recycling points to reduce bin bags

Members use reuse coffee cups and bottles

Future actions:

Wants to look more at waste management

Membership awareness of plastic free actions

Community Ally Actions:

Spread the word amongst members through sign up information

Support Plastic Free PZ workshops

Act as an example for other businesses

“We find that our members already bring in re-useable cups and similar so that’s going really well. Joining up is going to be the trigger for more information, and we will put it in our membership in the same way as we are making a point that we’re a living wage building.

“It’s something I believe in anyway, and we want to play our part in the wider Penzance aspect of it because we want to be actively involved in helping the town overall, so if we can be yet another example of a business that’s taking the plunge and doing this, then that can be encouraging.

“It’s quite a busy hub of activity and our members also have customers that come in, so it’s a good way to disseminate the message. We think that work hubs are a lower carbon way of working anyway, as it’s one premises shared by 50 businesses, and that in itself reduces plastic too.”