Litter Free Businesses

There are lots of ways you can reduce waste whilst running a successful business.

Please take a look at the case studies below for inspiration on how to reduce single use plastic at work.

Callaways – Fish and Chip Shop

“Don’t be put off by the changes involved and don’t be scared to make the change. There are some costs and you have to pass that on but the customer appreciates this and accepts the change.”

Summer Lodge – Hotel and Spa

“Don’t be put off by the changes involved and don’t be scared to make the change. There are some costs and you have to pass that on but the customer appreciates ‘Summer Lodge and Red CarnaHon Hotels are very passionate about treading right and light, and we like to encourage our guests to think about the environment around them. It’s also about putting pressure on suppliers as we all have a responsibility to the environment and it’s important we all work together and make a difference. If we don’t all work together we will leave the generations to follow us in a terrible mess. Not only is it the right thing to do but it also makes good commercial sense. We have noticed in the past few years that people are starting to choose their business partners and companies they wish to associate with based on how eco-friendly they are.”

Pengillys – Legal Practice

“‘It was fairly easy to find the right company to produce these items but it’s important to ensure the products are recyclable. The hessian bags were introduced as supermarkets were charging for plastic carrier bags and it seemed a good opportunity to promote our business and brand. People are starting to look at businesses in a different light and you have to be seen to be doing something to help the environment which has benefits for both the environment and your brand.”

Loving By Nature

“Just go for it, it’s not hard. You don’t have to pay more for things if you shop around online.”

 

The Embroidery Barn

“People think if they just change one thing it won’t make a difference but every little helps. It’s important to invest the time to do the research to see what is available. Make sure you keep on pushing and pestering suppliers if they are slow at making changes – don’t give up!’

Medusa Apothecary

“We’ve only got one planet at the end of the day and customers are raising the issue about plastics. It can be good for marketing, showing that you care about the environment is at the heart of your business.”