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.
Environment, Health and Safety Officer