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Plastics

Halloween food and plastic waste - both escalate to levels you wouldn’t conventionally think about at this time of year. Have you thought that each individual wrapped sweet you give out contains plastic? All those little bags of Haribo or mini bags of chocolate buttons, all those Cadburys Hero’s – every single one of those is cloaked in plastic, which ultimately end up in landfill. And did you know that Halloween costumes and clothing on sale from six major retailers in the UK is 90% made from plastic (polyester is plastic)?  Or that this can create up to 2,600 tons (2.6 million kilogrammes) of extra plastic waste simply from the amount of costumes literally thrown away by families each year. That’s the equivalent to over 100 million plastic Coca Cola bottles. Last year, in the UK alone, over seven million costumes were disposed of. And then comes the Halloween food waste. Forty percent of people...

There’s no shortage of news about plastics right now and reducing plastic in your small business can make a difference. From our oceans to local waterways. Sea creatures and birds with stomachs filled with plastic trash they mistook for food. And on beaches all over the world, we’re increasingly finding the tideline littered with plastics from the tiniest microbeads and mini debris to larger bottles. So we’ve put our thinking caps on and come up with just a few ways you could go about reducing plastic in your small business, whether you’re a café, a hospitality business, a trade - or a small office based business. Single-use plastic straws Did you know that in the US alone they throw away enough plastic straws on a daily basis, to wrap the earth’s circumference 2.5 times - each and every day! That’s huge and something you can easily do something about. Encourage your colleagues and customers...