How to Become a Plastic Free Business Champion

To become a Plastic Free Cheshire business through Surfers Against Sewage – you need to give up/ have given up or never used at least 3 items of single use plastic. When you achive this you will be Bronze accredited. You can also now go for higher awards of Silver and Gold by giving up more single use plastic and other activities. Email us for more information.

Getting the Business Champion Award 🥇 

We have linked with Surfers Against Sewage to support businesses and communities in achieving plastic free status. So far they have a network of over 4,000 businesses and 800 communities across the UK all working towards the same goal—to kick the addiction to single use plastic.

People are more and more conscious of what they are buying and who they are buying from. Once you have completed our form and the registration for Surfers Against Sewage you will go through the approval stage. After which you will get a plaque, certificate & digital businesses champion stamp. Showing these will show that you are tackling the overconsumption of single use plastic and changing the system that produces it. 

Why don’t you try to do this in your business. Banishing three items of single use-plastic doesn’t have to be too hard – try and do a ‘plastic audit’ of your business to see what you’re using and what you could potentially do without, or change. Some ideas of the items to consider are: plastic drinking straws, promotional balloons, party poppers, cocktail or drink stirrers, plastic cutlery, plastic-backed napkins, tea bags containing plastic, plastic bottled drinks, water cooler plastic cups, single-use ink cartridges, sauce sachets, office milk in plastic bottles and bubble wrap. Once you start looking around there are plenty of ways to cut-back on the plastic you’re using. 

If you would like any help or training with your plastic audit then please get in-touch with us; 

What do I need to do?

Eliminate 3 single use items from your business operations. Permanently. And have an idea of what you’ll be tackling next. 

STEP 1: Make a list

First things first. Awareness. Make a list of all the single use plastics in your business. And we mean all… from the plastic that deliveries arrive in, to the packing on the loo roll that you buy.

STEP 2: Choose your items

Choose three items from your list that you want to tackle first. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and single use plastic won’t be eradicated overnight either. We’ll start with three for now.

STEP 3: Change

Talk to your team. Make a plan. Stop using those three items. (We know it’s not that simple, but this is where our expertise and advice will come in handy.)

STEP 4: Apply

Register your business with Surfers Against Sewage to agree to either adding your information personally, or allowing us to support you. CLICK

If you want us to help you through the process and add you to our Map, apply to be a Plastic Free Business here – CLICK

Published by plasticfreenorthener

I’m a partner and Ethical Financial Adviser, I’m Director of Eco Community UK Community Interest Company which I set up to help individuals and businesses be more sustainable.

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