WHAT YOU CAN DO AS A BUSINESS
As a business there are a variety of ways you can positively contribute to the impact on the local and global environment.
HAVE YOU REMOVED 3 OR MORE PIECES OF PLASTIC FROM YOUR BUSINESS?
Become an approved plastic free business champion!
The majority of items that volunteers pick up from our local beaches include single use plastic items such as straws, stirrers, plastic bottles, plastic bags and condiment sachets.
By ensuring that suitable, sustainable alternatives are readily available to your customers, you will be helping to bring about the change in behaviour that our society needs.
Plastic Free North Devon have been instrumental in achieving Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Plastic Free status for Braunton, Georgeham, Croyde and Woolacombe and continue to assist new communities on their plastic free journey.
Your business can achieve SAS Plastic Free status by following these simple steps:
Eliminate, or find alternatives, for three single use plastic items within your business
Consider how you are able to eliminate or replace all other single use items
Once your business has been approved as ‘plastic free’, you will be able to promote yourselves as an SAS Plastic Free Business Champion and display your certificate and wooden plaque. Your business will also be added to our Plastic Free Champion directory on our website.
We work with a range of business types from Cafes to Veterinary Practices, Doctors to Holiday Accommodation providers. Getting SAS Plastic Free status is just the beginning and Plastic Free North Devon is here to provide the tools and experience to help you on your journey working through any difficulties along the way including recycling options and supply chain issues.
To get the ball rolling you can either contact us direct or visit Plastic Free Community Leader Map to find your nearest SAS Community Leader. If your community isn’t on the map - could you be the next Community Leader? It’s not that scary, we are here to help you.
Click here to see all our Plastic Free Business Champions(this will be a new page on the what we do section)
IN THE TOURIST TRADE?
HERE’S THE CAMPAIGN FOR YOU
Our Plastic Free Holiday Project aims to capture the minds of tourists visiting North Devon in order to raise awareness of the plastic issue, reduce the amount of plastic consumed, clear waste plastic from the environment and ensure that is it recycled or disposed of properly. We have created two sources of information for accommodation providers to distribute to their customers: A PDF with information on what visitors to the area should know and bring when visiting. Plus leaflets to place in the accommodation which contains information on what Plastic Free North Devon are working towards, and what tourists can do to help
Remember Holiday Accommodation providers can also apply to become SAS Plastic Free Business Champions.
BECOME A PLASTIC FREE NORTH DEVON SUPPORTER!
Your business can help us continue our vital work by joining our Business Supporter Club.
Small businesses with less than 10 employees can donate £20 per month and larger businesses of more than 10 employees can donate £40 per month.
In return for your generous donation you will receive a digital Business Supporter badge to use on your web site and promotional materials, a digital profile on our web site as well as numerous opportunities to spotlight your support for our work across our social media platforms.
In addition to this you can:
Fund a specific project (For example: The Thatch, Croyde have sponsored the purchase of 600 reusable cups for private and public event hire in order to reduce the need for single use)
Individual Partnership - If you would like to be more instrumental in helping Plastic Free North Devon to achieve its aims we would welcome the opportunity to talk through your ideas.
Offer your in-kind expertise.
By contributing to Plastic Free North Devon you will be supporting a fantastic local charity who are committed to providing the tools our local community needs to really build a more sustainable and environmentally conscious North Devon.