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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Farm shop plastic bag reduction success

It has been a year since the farm shop introduced their 5p charge for plastic bags and the results from the initiative have been nothing short of impressive. Over the last 12 months a staggering 446,726 fewer plastic bags have been used in comparison to the previous year, which is a reduction of 86% and enough bags to cover the pitch at Wembley Stadium almost 14 times over. Furthermore it’s saved over 3 tonnes of plastic being shipped almost 5000 miles around the world to Chatsworth, further reducing our carbon footprint. With biodegradable reusable bags now on sale at the farm shop for customers, André and his team have done a brilliant job at continuing to reduce their environmental impact.

 

Sam Porteous

Environment, Health and Safety Officer

2 comments:

wookie said...

Hello,
This is very good news indeed. I visited your estate last year and wondered why plastic was being used, paper is much more the correct look for the Chatsworth brand.

Keep up the good clean and green work.

Dentelline said...

Bonjour,
Je découvre votre blog et je suis ravie d'apprendre que vous faîtes un effort pour préserver notre planète.
Je déteste les sacs plastiques et hélas, nous sommes quelquefois encore obligés de les utiliser. Mais moins, nous en consommons, mieux ce sera.
Merci pour le projet, je suis de tout coeur avec vous,
Dentelline

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