We have cut at least 720 plastic bottles and reduced carrier bag use by 39 percent in our bid to reduce the use of plastic in our products.
This month is Plastic Free July and, while we have not yet been able to cut out all plastics from our products, we are taking significant steps to reduce its use.
We relaunched the farm shop after a £60,000 refurbishment in 2020 and have since been dedicated to cutting back on plastic to improve our environmental credentials.
As part of the refurbishment, we teamed up with ‘FILL’ which offers a variety of biodegradable and environmentally responsible cleaning products such as washing up liquid, laundry detergent, and even body and hair wash.
With sustainability at the forefront of our ethos, we have also reduced plastic bag use by 39 percent since 2019 by offering customers recycled cardboard boxes instead of using a plastic bag, and gravity food dispensers for people who bring their own food containers.
Owner Kayleigh Collett said: “Sustainability and reducing our plastic waste is a really important part of our ethos. Our cleaning range has been a great success since the relaunch and we have a very wide range of products now including body and hair wash as an extension to the cleaning range.
“Our gravity dispensers for dried goods such as rice and pasta have been just as successful and customers particularly like being able to take one of our free recycled cardboard boxes to help them carry their shopping out to the car. It’s certainly something we are going to continue.
“It is great to be able to measure the amount of plastic bottles our refill ranges have saved so we can see the difference it makes. We’re hoping to expand this range and will continue to reduce single use plastic in all the ways we can in the farm shop.”