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Plastics Surgeries
Posted : February 6, 2018

Plastics Surgeries – Helping food and drink businesses reduce single use plastic in Dorset

Litter Free Coast & Sea and Dorset Food & Drink are inviting local businesses to stop automatically using single-use plastics in a drive to reduce the amount of unsustainable packaging found on our beaches.

‘Plastics Surgeries’ are being held at 3 locations in Dorset during February; local food and drink businesses are invited to come along find out more about environment friendly takeaway food and drink packaging and explore alternative packaging options available for items like straws, coffee cups, and cutlery.

Come and join us at:

  • The Salt House, West Bay – Monday 19th February 2pm-5pm
  • PierView Room, Prom Diner, Undercliff Drive, Boscombe – Tuesday 20th February 2pm-5pm
  • McDonalds, St Mary Street, Weymouth – Wednesday 21st February 3pm – 6pm

If you are a Dorset business offering takeaway food and drink and would like to come along let us know at: or call 01305 228239

Recent media interest in plastics in our oceans has prompted customers to demand more sustainable containers for their on-the-go food and drink, meaning more and more businesses are interested in making the switch to recycled and sustainable packaging.  This project is working in 4 key locations (Lyme Regis, West Bay, Weymouth and Bournemouth) where businesses can get involved.

Matilda Manley, Litter Free Coast & Sea Project Coordinator said, “we are really excited to be working on this project and providing local businesses with the opportunity to come along to a ‘Plastics Surgery’ event to explore the different products available and talk to eco-friendly packaging companies, as well as hearing inspirational ideas from local businesses who have already made the switch or have put in place schemes that encourage customers to bring reusable containers”.

Katharine Wright from Dorset Food & Drink said “The Plastics Surgeries will also discuss the idea of a Dorset co-operative buying facility to reduce costs by bulk buying together.  Come along and be part of a drive for Dorset Food & Drink takeaway outlets to get together and become a ‘plastic free’ county.  Let’s show how communities can work together to improve the Dorset environment – be part of something to be proud of and promote your business at the same time”.

The Art of Litter Free Food & Drink project is part of the Dorset Coastal Connection’s portfolio of 18 projects along the Dorset Coast which aims to support and boost the economies of Dorset’s coastal areas.  The portfolio is funded by a grant from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund and coordinated by Dorset Coast Forum.

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