We strive to reduce our waste in a variety of ways, but we still have a way to go. Plastic waste is a big focus, but being a greengrocers as well, we are always trying to balance reducing our plastic waste with reducing our food waste. We do this by
- Doing a food audit each week. We look at our excess produce, and plan our weekly soups and stews from this.
- We make chutneys and pickles
- We donate food to the Destitution Project in Bolton
Hard to Recycle Items
We are a Terracycle collection point, so you can bring certain hard to recycle items to us. We then send them to Terracycle who break them down into plastic pellets and use these to build a variety of items.
For us, this is a good solution for now, but perhaps not a great long-term one. Whilst it is good to re-direct things from landfill, they can never be completely broken down completely.
You can recycle:
Toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes
Certain beauty items see here for more info