Announcing details, Mark Caviston of Caviston’s Food Emporium and seafood restaurant said: “Living in such a beautiful seaside area, we are particularly conscious of the need to protect our ocean. The issue of plastic pollution is something that needs to be addressed and it’s exciting to be part of a group of businesses taking real, meaningful action on this issue. We have already switched to biodegradable containers and wooden cutlery, are encouraging customers to bring their own container to our fish counter and are switching away from non-recyclable coffee cups. Many other businesses are making similar changes”.
Businesses have produced their own list of actions and these will be displayed in each shop with special signage and suggestions on how consumers can support the initiative. Customers are being asked to bring their own reusable coffee cups, water bottles, tote bags, or containers.