This post is going to be short(ish) and to the point...we’re sure you’ve heard plenty already about Plastic Free July - it’s almost over! Or maybe you haven’t, and this will prompt you to give it a go next month, just because you can….or there’s always next year!
Anyway, on with the post.
Plastic Free July is something we as a business can definitely get behind. We’re committed to minimising our environmental impact as much as possible. So many things these days are plastic or are packaged in it, it really is a challenge to go plastic free. For a catering business this is a particular challenge - one that the owner was more than willing to take on.
Some of the things that we do to minimise the use of plastic:
- Use a biodegradable & compostable genuine cellophane wrap on all our platters
- Use sustainably sourced single use items like plates, cups, serviettes, coffee cups, and so on that are biodegradable & compostable
- Use bamboo platters to present our menu items rather than disposable trays
So, what can you do?
There’s a lot of ways to reduce the amount of plastic you use in your day to day life. Some are easier than others, but every little bit helps.
Some examples of ways to reduce the amount of plastic you use:
Use glass jars to store items in your pantry - and buying from bulk stores reduces the amount of plastic packaging you bring home.
- Buying a reusable cup (like the KeepCup) for your takeaway coffee rather than the disposable cup - most coffee shops these days will happily use your reusable cup
- Opting to not use a straw
- Invest in some reusable produce bags to take with you on your next grocery shop
- Avoid any pre-packaged fruits & vegetables
- Stop buying bottled water & invest in a reusable water bottle
Some excellent sources for tips & tricks to eliminate plastic:
Some online stores where you can buy alternatives to plastic options - they also have some great tips & tricks:
We try to minimise our use of plastic all year round because it’s something we think is important and is one way we can do something positive for the environment. Even if you only change one thing you’ll be doing something great for the environment. So give it a go!