Plastic Free Chesterfield want to recognise the businesses who are 'doing their bit' and making changes on single-use plastics, even if they have not quite reached the stage of becoming a Plastic Free Champion. These include businesses such as:
Aunty Dots sweet shop in the Market Hall - happy for you to bring your own jar/container to store sweets
The Market Hall Cafe - who sell ecoffee cups, paper straws, and offer a 10% discount for people who bring their own cup
Massarellas cafe - who only use wooden stirrers and paper straws
Peacocks cafe - who sell glass bottles instead of plastic ones, and offer 10% discount for people who bring their own cup
Fox and Stitch - who only use paper bags, and have made the switch from using plastic packaging to paper packaging. They also take all of their off cuts of fabric to be recycled at the local recycling centre
Fruit and Nut Centre (in the Market Hall) - who sell loose dried fruit and nuts and encourage people to bring and use their own container
W. Hodkin Butchers (in the Market Hall) - who accept people bringing in their own container
Wool Cabin (in the Market Hall) - who always ask if you need a bag, who are always asking their suppliers to reduce single-use plastics, and who have managed to get their supplier 'Thomas Ramsden' who sell the 'Wendy & Robin' brand, to provide their wool supplies in cardboard boxes
Simon's Fruits (greengrocers opposite Jacksons Bakery) - who sell loose fruit and vegetables and encourage people to bring their own bags, use paper bags, and who accept people bringing their own container for fruits like strawberries (normally sold in a plastic punnet)
If you are a Chesterfield business and 'doing your bit', but not quite reached enough to become a Plastic Free Champion, please get in touch with us via the Contact tab and we'll mention you here.
If you want to know how to reduce single use plastics in your business, contact us via the Contact tab to arrange a discussion and get a free workbook showing how you can make a start.