At Litter Free Dorset we are campaigning for:
Instead we are calling on stores to replace their disposable BBQ ranges with reusable choices while encouraging the public to use reusable options and to only BBQ at safe, designated locations.
1. Disposable BBQs are often inappropriately disposed of, sometimes resulting in wildfire, with devastating environmental, social and economic impact.
2. Disposable BBQs are unsustainable – single use and non recyclable, so destined for landfill or incineration, while containing charcoal, often from unsustainable sources, contributing to deforestation.
3. Disposable BBQs pose a considerable safety risk to beach visitors, often being littered, left under the sand, causing injury.
Download and share our letter to businesses with stores near you to help us spread the message to #ChooseToRemoveDisposableBBQs.
In 2021 Dorset Council banned disposable BBQs and campfires from high fire risk areas across Dorset – this includes heathland. A joint campaign with local authorities, organisations and landowners took place to communicate to visitors and residents where they are not allowed to have BBQs and campfires.
A map was created to show where BBQs are not allowed across Dorset. Please see the link below.
If you have been able to remove disposable BBQs from sale, please use our poster, point of sale slips and flyers below to show your support for the ‘Choose to remove’ campaign. Do get in touch if you would like a poster delivered to your shop. We can print up to A1 size.
If you have been unable to remove disposable BBQs from sale, we strongly urge you to display safety messaging in store. Please see the posters below. Do get in touch if you would prefer posters and flyers delivered to your shop. We can supply artwork for point of sale too!
A big thank you to all our local stores (listed below) who have chosen to remove disposable BBQs from sale.
Do you know of a store (not listed) that has chosen to remove disposable BBQs from sale? Email Litter Free Dorset to let us know.