Join us in our fight against plastic polution. We want your old ballpoints, felt tips, highlighters and markers. In fact any old plastic writing implement. We are acting as a recycling collection point for all your old, unwanted or empty (or not so empty) pens. Please leave them in the Jar provided. We are supporting Newent Community School in their plastics fight. Thanks very much.
A stalwart of the Kempley Produce Market, we were thrilled to see John get recognition for his mission to reduce his use of single use plastics and to run his business along environmentally friendly lines. The excellent feature in the Ledbury Reporter, (July 20th 2018} outlines the success he has had so far.’LOCAL grower, John Davenport has been praised by the Ledbury Food Group for trying to minimise the use of single-use plastic. The praise comes as the food group looks to ways of making Ledbury a plastic-free town, perhaps by creating a “hub” for local businesses, where alternative packaging can be sourced. A food group spokesman said: “If we look to our local food growers, they are doing their best to provide their high quality produce in sustainable packaging, and not use single-use plastic – not always an easy task.
At Flights Orchard Farm and through the Little Marcle Farm Shop, John tries to minimise the use of single-use plastic for his organic produce. “If we don’t need to pack anything, we don’t! At the shop customers choose their organic fruit and vegetables, pay for it, and take it home in their own bags.
GREEN-MINDED: Owner of Little Marcle Farm Shop, John Davenport and dog Pip. The shop has adopted a green approach with plastic free packaging and an electric delivery van.