If you are wondering if compostable or bio plastics are the right thing for your business, or if you should accept them at the lunchtime takeaway counter then read on!
Why your bin system could be the problem
.Are you the person that is forever re-sorting the recycling at work and pulling coffee cups out of the paper stream? It can be easy to blame people for not doing the recycling ‘properly’ in the office but maybe there are some limitations with the set-up. Check out these tips:
It seems to be in the news all the time - plastic in the oceans, in the food chain and now falling in the snow in the arctic. As this becomes a topic on everyone's lips here are some facts that you might not know about plastic. You can share these around the office while you fill up in your water bottle or reusable glass!
In the build-up to Bristol's campaign to achieve Gold status as a Sustainable Food City, we have been working with Bristol Food Network to produce a guide on how food businesses can reduce their food waste. Find out more about the project's ambitions, how we worked with food businesses to gather data on their food waste as well as getting some top food waste tips.
Working with suppliers to create change.In the world of sustainability, we always talk about inspiring the supply chain and bringing suppliers with us on the journey, to create greater impact. With the current focus on single-use plastic packaging, there has certainly been lots of calls from individuals and businesses to reduce plastics which forces businesses to look at their supply chain.
This has led to some knee jerk reactions switching to materials like compostable plastics (which don’t have a clear waste stream) or some ridiculous acts of greenwash where plastic straws and lids have been swapped for plastic lids, which are actually more plastic by weight (Starbucks)! All of which do not tackle the issues of littering or marine pollution because compostables and lids can still wash down storm drains and enter the oceans where they will remain for marine life to eat.