Action to date:
“I started making changes after I saw a tv feature about marine plastic and one of our customers’ kids was on it. The next time they came in we got chatting and I decided to look at how much plastic we were using here.
We’re doing as much as we can, however, some things do need to be pushed back on suppliers and manufacturers to find solutions. For example, I decided not to go down the “compostable” alternatives route as they’re pointless in Cornwall. So until there is a viable alternative, particularly with coffee cups, we will just not do takeaway coffees unless people bring their own cup. I’m prepared to take the hit financially because it’s sending the right message.
To increase recycling among businesses there should be more of an incentive. If it was even cheaper to fill a recycling bin than a normal waste bin everyone would have to think about what they are throwing away.”
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