We surveyed 35 food establishments in Reading to find out what they’re doing to curb plastic waste.
Hardly a day goes by without an announcement about another initiative to reduce plastic waste. This is great news. But with all the national noise it can be difficult to work out what is happening locally, and in particular the opportunities to take action at a personal level. So what is happening Reading?
Could this happen in Reading?
Plastic has revolutionised so many areas of modern life. It is long lasting and virtually indestructible. Great characteristics in many respects. But too much plastic waste is also currently ending up in our oceans, landfill, even our food. It is widely accepted that we need to find alternatives where we can and get better at recycling it where we cannot. But what are the alternatives? How about shampoo in a bar?
A growing number of outlets selling food and drink in the UK are taking action to ditch plastic amid deepening concern about its effect on the environment, with drinking straws and bottles among items being phased out. A Guardian investigation this year discovered that a million plastic bottles are bought worldwide every minute, while recent research has […]