Our fight against plastic

No Plastics @ Kempley Market

That’s the dream.  In truth, we’re talking about Single Use Plastics. A hard task, but we were given hints & clues about how to go about it by Charlie Kingswood and her inspirational talk entitled ‘Can do…Something About Plastics.’ Well attended by customers of the Market and Kempley  residents, it was a very successful event. Join us in our fight against plastic.

ACTIONS  TAKEN

  • Kempley Produce Market hessian shopping bags available @ just £1.50.
  • Encouraged our Producers to sell their produce in paper bags.  Some of our Producers were ahead of the game with fully compostable cellulose bags.
  • A range of containers are available for perishable goods.
  • We replaced the cable ties used to secure the road signs (30 needed each month) with re-usable ones.  Saving a wopping 360 single use plastic ties a year.
  • We are acting as a recycling collection point for plastic milk bottle tops and used, unwanted and empty or not so empty pens, for Newent Community School.
  • Plastic flower pots are collected and deposited with Chamberlains Plant Centre for re-use or sending off for recycling.