Orchards Farm Shop, Barnstaple
Farm Shop, St John’s Lane, Newport, Barnstaple
Owners: Rob Cooper and Liz Wilton
Actions to date (to remove single-use plastics):
All cold drinks supplied in glass bottles
All loose food (cakes, pies, etc.) goes into paper bags
Vegetables are also loose; customers are encouraged to bring their own bags.
Soaps, etc., all supplied loose with no packaging.
Refill service for Ecover laundry products and cider vinegar (which they’ve been doing for over 10 years).
Don’t offer carrier bags, have paper carrier bags and supply of re-used plastic bags if asked.
Loose food supplied to shop in re-useable crates.
Recycle plastic and cardboard via St John’s garden centre.
Some food is supplied to the shop in plastic containers.
Hoping to encourage their local (mainly small) suppliers to use and consider alternatives, perhaps working together to do so.
Happy to sign up to Refill Devon (free drinking water).