Plastic Free Chesterfield are proud to announce the following businesses as Plastic Free Champions
As Fresh as a Daisy Pram Cleaning and Refurbishment
Providing parents, carers and grandparents with an alternative to buying a new pram, pushchair or car seat, transforming them from tired and dirty-looking into looking like new.
As Fresh as a Daisy use paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags when a customer receives their cleaned pram accessories or when customers buy pre-loved pram accessories. They use wooden cleaning brushes with natural bristles INSTEAD OF plastic brushes. And they use fabric cleaning clothes which are washed and reused INSTEAD OF disposable cleaning wipes.
As Fresh as a Daisy have a strapline “Choose to reuse…stroll into the future”. Based on the strapline they have now started crocheting market bags, face cloths and soap holder bags, as well as sewing gardening aprons for adults and children and making peg bags out of old curtains.
Delicious fruit vinegars and seasonal preserves that are lovingly handmade in small batches using home grown and locally sourced fruits and veg.
All of Ashgate Preserves’ products are sold in glass bottles and jars and they encourage local customers to return their empties to receive money off their next purchase. Samples are served in glass bowls INSTEAD OF single-use plastic containers. Also, if required, they offer customers wooden sticks for tasting preserves INSTEAD OF single-use plastic sticks. Their packaging is on recycled wooden boards or in cardboard boxes INSTEAD OF single-use plastic containers. Ashgate Preserves use paper tape INSTEAD OF single-use plastic sellotape, and theyy use corn starch based packing filler INSTEAD OF plastic bubble wrap. Finally, they prefer not to offer bags as they believe that by now, customers ought to be using their own reusable shopping bags.
Astra Designs UK
Cosplay and fantasy genre clothing for geeks across the universe.
Astra Designs use paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags, recyclable cardboard boxes and upcycled Jiffy bags for packaging INSTEAD OF plastic mail bags, cardboard backers on their accessories INSTEAD OF using plastic cellophane bags, and they use shredded paper INSTEAD OF cellophane in gift boxes.
Bottle & Thyme
Cafe, restaurant and bar serving great, locally sourced food with botanical cocktails, craft beers and fine wines.
Bottle & Thyme have swapped single-use plastic takeaway containers with offering a 10% discount for customers who bring in their own reusable containers. They have also taken action on single-use plastic packaging from their suppliers by refusing any unnecessary packaging from them. Bottle & Thyme have swapped single-use plastic fruit and veg packaging with fruit and veg packed in cardboard boxes, which are collected and reused. Bottle & Thyme have swapped single-use plastic straws for straws that are commercially composted. And they are encouraging customers to bring their own reusable coffee cups by offering a discount, and on top of this they also sell reusable cups too instead of promoting plastic takeaway cups.
Traditional fish and chips.
Brim Chippy have swapped swapped single-use plastic wrappings with card or paper. They have also swapped single-use plastic pea pots with card pots with recyclable lids. Brim Chippy have also swapped single-use plastic carrier bags with paper bags.
A coffee and cocktail lounge with a difference. 15 Cavendish Street.
Coffee St use straws made from crustaceans INSTEAD OF plastic straws, they use wooden stirrers INSTEAD OF plastic stirrers, their milk is served in jugs INSTEAD OF plastic disposable sachets, and their sauces and condiments are decanted from glass jars into ramekins INSTEAD OF single-use plastic sachets. Coffee St have also swapped to paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags, and their takeaway bowls are made of paper INSTEAD OF plastic. All of their waste is separated so it goes to the correct treatment centre.
Chesterfield Coffee Co
Providing Chesterfield with the finest coffee, coolest environment, locally sourced fresh food.. and the best place to meet and unwind.
Coffee St use paper straws INSTEAD OF plastic straws, they use wooden stirrers INSTEAD OF plastic stirrers, they only sell glass drinks and no plastic bottled drinks. Chesterfield Coffee Co have also swapped to paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags. They allow you to bring your own water bottle and reusable cups in too.
Offering unique and bespoke gifts for all occasions. Crafting Wonders work with each client personally to ensure they deliver what you desire.
Crafting Wonders use paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags, cardboard boxes INSTEAD OF plastic mail/jiffy bags, and tissue paper / corrugated card for packaging INSTEAD OF plastic polystyrene packaging.
Crafty Juju Designs
At present Crafty Juju Designs are concentrating on marking reusable face coverings, however they make all other kinds of lovely home-crafted gifts.
Crafty Juju Designs are making and selling reusable face coverings INSTEAD OF single-use disposable masks. They use old books to make paper flowers INSTEAD OF plastic-wrapped flowers. They use tissue paper to wrap orders INSTEAD OF plastic bubble wrap / polystyrene. They use paper address labels INSTEAD OF plastic-backed labels. And they sell necklaces with a cardboard backing INSTEAD OF being wrapped in single-use plastic.
Crooked Pickle Co
Delicious pickled vegetables & fruit made in Chesterfield
All of the Crooked Pickle Co products are sold in glass jars INSTEAD OF plastic jars. They use cardboard boxes for packaging INSTEAD OF plastic boxes. They use corn starch based packing filler INSTEAD OF plastic bubble wrap. Crooked Pickle Co use paper tape INSTEAD OF plastic sellotape, paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags, and also they have a recycling scheme with local catering customers who use their products in big half-gallon jars and return these to them in exchange for a discount on subsequent orders.
Cup & Saucer
Providing tea-enthusiasts with ethically sourced, quality loose leaves – laced with personality
Cup & Saucer have swapped their plastic sample cups for china cups/glass shot glasses. They have swapped plastic carrier bags for paper bags, and only given if requested. They use recycled brown paper (reused from their delivery orders) INSTEAD OF plastic bubble wrap. They are also allowing their customers to bring in their own tubs/containers to refill. They have also used bunting to decorate the shop, made from fabric from old clothing. Their shop has been fitted with reclaimed, upcycled furniture. And finally they reuse cardboard boxes from their suppliers to pack orders.
Dan’s Wood Crafts
Handmade, handcarved wooden gifts. Engraving is also available
Dan’s Wood Crafts create wooden items and no plastic is involved. He uses cardboard boxes INSTEAD OF plastic packaging. He also uses corrugated cardboard instead of polystyrene. Dan also uses paper tape with the cardboard boxes INSTEAD OF plastic sellotape.
Delicious deli and take-away sandwich bar. Deli-ish caters for all tastes – such as Panninis, oven baked jacket potatoes, healthy salad boxes and wraps. pickled vegetables & fruit made in Chesterfield.
When foods are warmed in the microwave, Deli-ish use loose hard lids, INSTEAD OF covering with shrink-wrap / plastic cling film. Deli-ish no longer use disposable latex type hygiene gloves and have gone back to washing, including antibacterial in bars. Cold sandwiched are in wrapped in white paper and are added to white poly bags – these larger bags are now also larger, heavier brown / craft type paper. Sanitisers and cleaning products are now bought in bulk and used to refill reusable spray bottles. Deli-ish are also looking at speaking to suppliers to exchange the large bottles for reuse too. They use refillable from bulk, food grade oils in spray bottles. Large, regular orders that would previously been sent in carrier type bags or card boxes, are now sent to regular clients in hard plastic mushroom trays that are returned.
El Cafe Verde
El Cafe Verde’s menus are printed on paper and NOT glossy plastic. They use cardboard takeaway containers INSTEAD OF plastic polystyrene boxes, wooden cutlery INSTEAD OF plastic cutlery, and paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags. They are NOT selling any plastic bottled water and INSTEAD offering to fill customers drink bottles for free. They also offer a 20p discount for people who bring their own coffee cup. On top of all this El Cafe Verde also sell zero waste items such as bamboo toothbrushes, metal straws and reusable coffee cups. And they are registered to be a crisp packet collection point.
Elsie Moss Botanical
Artisan soaps, handmade in Derbyshire. Natural, botanical ingredients. Vegan & cruelty free. No palm oil, no plastic.
Elsie Moss Botanical sell their soap in a paper sleeve instead of any single-use plastic wrapping.
They also use corrugated cardboard and gummed tape instead of plastic bubble wrap in their packaging when posting items out to people. Elsie Moss Botanical have also removed plastic shrink wrap, and instead use paper.
Family-run business specialising in unique premium quality garden, pond and home products.
Envii use 100% compostable Hexcel Paper INSTEAD OF bubble wrap. They also use paper tape INSTEAD OF plastic sellotape, compostable Jiffy Green Bags (padded paper) INSTEAD OF plastic-lined Jiffy Bags, and compostable packets and pouches for products such as Pond Equaliser and Compost Accelerator INSTEAD OF plastic packets and pouches. In 2020 Envii’s plan is to introduce refills for their Fresh product range.
Focus Food Services
A family run wholesale catering supplier based in Staveley, Chesterfield
Focus Food Services have eliminated plastic carrier bags from their kids box as well as fruit and veg box and fish box for home deliveries -previously they had used carrier bags and now they just use a cardboard box which they bring back from the customer and reuse. They also offer brown wrap on fresh meats /cheeses instead of vacuum packing the product. And they have ditched plastic forks, spoons, knives, and stirrers and instead use wooden ones. They also have switched to paper straws.
Fox and Stitch
Handmade children’s clothing and accessories.
Fox and Stitch use paper labels INSTEAD OF plastic labels, cardboard packaging INSTEAD OF plastic boxes/plastic wrapping, tissue paper INSTEAD OF plastic polystyrene, paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags, and they use wooden display crates on their stalls INSTEAD OF plastic display units.
Fredericks of Chesterfield
Gelataria and cafe at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.
Frederick’s have switched to using paper straws INSTEAD OF plastic straws. They also use paper bags INSTEAD OF single-use plastic bags, and cardboard takeout boxes INSTEAD OF plastic polystyrene boxes. Frederick’s also offer FREE water refills INSTEAD OF promoting single-use plastic water bottles.
Grandela Artisan Treats
Tasty cakes & truffles made from natural sweeteners and unrefined ingredients.
Grandela Artisan Treats encourage people to bring in their own containers to their market stall. They have also made a switch from putting truffles in small plastic bags to putting them in small paper bags. They encourage people to bring their own bags, but if not, they provide paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic ones. For larger orders, they use kraft paper boxes instead of plastic boxes.
The Green Bobbin
Hand-crafted crocheted items made to order. Make accessories, blankets, babywear and jewellery. An eco-friendly, supportive crafting community helping to improve your craft skills and explore new craft ideas.
The Green Bobbin’s display packaging is recycled brown cardboard INSTEAD OF cellophane / single-use plastic bags. Their jewellery is packaged in brown cardboard pillow boxes INSTEAD OF single-use plastic wrapping. Some of their products are made with a wooden cone INSTEAD OF a plastic cone. And their beads are made of glass INSTEAD OF plastic.
Handmade by Martha
A young artist specialising in Handmade Arts & Crafts.
Martha uses recycled paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags, biodegradeable shredded paper wrap INSTEAD OF plastic bubble wrap, and gum strip INSTEAD OF sellotape. All her packaging is fully biodegradeable or compostable.
Harriet & Lola’s
Two best friends embark on a journey to help look after the world and the animals that live within it. Meet Harriet and Lola and their wonderful cruelty free and vegan products.
Harriet and Lola’s ensure all of their candles are plastic-free. They also offer a refill of their Anywhere Aromas diffuser bottles. And instead of giving out single-use plastic bags, Harriet & Lola’s use paper bags.
Hasland Pet Supplies
A friendly, family-run pet shop. 2 Mansfield Road, Hasland.
Hasland Pet Supplies REMOVED all small plastic bags for their fat balls, they swapped to paper bags INSTEAD OF small plastic bags for their chews and sticks, and they now run a REFILL SCHEME selling loose products such as bird seeds, encouraging people to bring in bottles to fill up.
Fruit flavoured homemade liqueurs. Each bottle is filled with the freshest fruit and pressed to ensure they bottle the fullest, freshest flavoured liqueur
Hogg Norton use paper bags INSTEAD OF single-use plastic bags, paper labels INSTEAD OF single-use plastic labels, and glass bottles for their liqueurs INSTEAD OF single-use plastic bottles. For their packaging they use cardboard boxes INSTEAD OF single-use plastic boxes / plastic mail mags, and shredded paper INSTEAD OF plastic bubblewrap.
LA Milk & Dairy
Classic milkman – an example of the circular economy – glass bottled milk, picked up, cleaned and returned.
LA Milk & Dairy use glass milk bottles instead of plastic milk bottles. They sell fruit juices in glass bottles too. They also sell potatoes in a large cardboard box or paper sacks. And they sell eggs in cardboard packaging instead of plastic packaging.
Phone: 07703 582640
The Little Ark
Eco-Friendly Toys, Decor and Accessories for our little people
The Little Ark sell sustainable wooden toys instead of cheap plastic toys. Their outer packaging is cardboard instead of single-use plastic. Their inside packaging uses tissue paper instead of bubblewrap.
Tailored unique cakes for any occasion.
Lollipops Cakes using bamboo sticks INSTEAD OF plastic sticks. They buy their eggs in paper trays INSTEAD OF plastic trays. They use washable piping bags INSTEAD OF single-use plastic piping bags. They have bought and use reusable mesh bags for veg & fruit INSTEAD OF single-use plastic ones. They also use cardboard boxes INSTEAD OF plastic boxes for packaging cakes, and they use wooden skewers when doing figures INSTEAD OF plastic skewers.
Lottie’s Sandwich Bar
A family run micro café serving hot and cold food and drinks. 117 Saltergate.
Lottie’s use bamboo cutlery INSTEAD OF single-use plastic cutlery, and paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags. They also use a reusable cover for the microwave INSTEAD OF single-use plastic cling film. They don’t provide any single-use plastic stirrers – only metal spoons. Lottie’s also offer a discount for bringing your own reusable coffee cup.
Hand Painted Lovelies for you, your home and the people you love the most. Peg Dolls, Bereavement Gifts, Unique Cake Topper, Personalised Bride and Grooms and so much more.
Lotty Lollipop use paper mailing bags INSTEAD OF jiffy bags, popcorn INSTEAD OF bubble wrap. organza bags for tissue paper INSTEAD OF plastic packaging wrapping, and stamps INSTEAD of plastic stickers.
Beautiful handmade creations made in Derbyshire.
Lovable Creations self-print their products to eliminate posted plastic-wrapped designs being delivered to them. They have made a switch FROM plastic bars for metal hangers TO light weight aluminium. They have also switched FROM plastic decorative jars TO recycled/reused glass decorative jars. Plus they have switched FROM plastic coasters, place mats, table centre pieces and signs TO slate coasters, place mats, table centre pieces and signs. And also Lovable Creations use paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags.
Town centre shop selling fabulous bags, scarves and jewellery.
M’s Accessories staff have all switched from using plastic water bottles to using reusable water bottles. They have also rid of single-use disposable plastic cups and now only use reusable cups. And M’s Accessories use paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags. Some of their products they order from suppliers come wrapped in plastic but M’s Accessories reuses this. They also reuse the tissue paper that comes with clothes to wrap their accessories in when customers buy them. And finally they are consciously choosing supplies who reuse packaging.
Located in Chesterfield’s historic town centre, M’s Gallery stock a wide range of beautiful contemporary silver jewellery.
M’s Gallery staff have all switched from using plastic water bottles to using reusable water bottles. They have also rid of single-use disposable plastic cups and now only use reusable cups. And M’s Gallery use paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags. Some of their products they order from suppliers come wrapped in plastic but M’s Gallery reuses this. They also reuse the tissue paper that comes with clothes to wrap their accessories in when customers buy them. And finally they are consciously choosing supplies who reuse packaging.
Masons Coffee House
Coffee shop in Hasland.
Masons Coffee House warm their food by covering with plates INSTEAD OF using plastic cling film and cheeses are now covered and stored in reusable plastic containers INSTEAD OF being wrapped in plastic film. Takeaway cakes are now packaged in card boxes INSTEAD OF being wrapped in plastic film. They provide paper straws if someone needs them. All of their preserves, sauces, milk and sugar are now in glass / ceramics INSTEAD OF small plastic packets / sachets. Masons Coffee House provide free water refills INSTEAD OF promoting single-use water bottles, and coffee in reusable cups is now subject to a 30p discount INSTEAD OF promoting plastic takeaway cups. They are also looking to find a really nice reusable cup to sell themselves, again discounted when purchasing coffee.
Handmade and natural skincare and home fragrance products.
Me England sell candles that are all plastic-free and eco friendly, made using soy wax. They use glass packaging INSTEAD OF plastic containers for their cosmetic products such as facial serux and reed diffusers. They also use aluminium pots for their lip balm INSTEAD OF plastic pots. They use paper bags INSTEAD of plastic bags – for people who collect / deliver locally. Plus they offer a refill service for any product that has been provided in a glass bottle / jar. And finally they have made a pledge to wrap their melts in paper packaging INSTEAD OF plastic or biodegradeable packaging.
A Chesterfield volunteer-led non-profit community enterprise providing a community hub in Brampton – community cafe where friendships are made, meeting space, co-working, events & bicycles.
Monkey Park use biodegradable takeaway cups INSTEAD OF single-use plastic takeaway cups, they use cardboard straws INSTEAD OF plastic straws, paper bags INSTEAD OF single-use plastic bags, cardboard takeaway containers INSTEAD OF plastic polystyrene boxes, and vegware sandwich boxes INSTEAD OF single-use plastic packaging. Monkey Park also sell grain travelware cutlery INSTEAD OF single-use plastic cutlery.
Mrs Green’s Eco Store
Helping you on the way to living a more, eco and sustainable lifestyle, with an aim to eliminate single use plastics when making the best choice for your kitchen and pantry storage goals.
Mrs Green’s Eco Store sells glass storage containers, reusable makeup remover pads and uses plastic free packaging.
Classic milkman – an example of the circular economy – glass bottled milk, picked up, cleaned and returned.
Needhams use glass milk bottles instead of plastic milk bottles. They sell fruit juices in glass bottles too. They also sell potatoes in a large paper sack. And they sell eggs in cardboard packaging instead of plastic packaging.
Phone: 07884 364543
From tea to teacakes, scones to Panini’s, No 10 The Tea Room is open 7 days a week. A successful family business, that offers a professional friendly service, and a relaxed atmosphere for all customers.
No.10 don’t use wooden cutlery for takeaways THEREFORE NO plastic cutlery. They don’t offer any straws at all THEREFORE no plastic straws. They provide metal cutlery for stirrers THEREFORE no plastic stirrers. They use cardboard takeaway boxes INSTEAD OF plastic polystyrene boxes. They use glass milk jugs INSTEAD OF single-use plastic cartons. They only sell glass bottles INSTEAD OF selling plastic bottles, PLUS they offer FREE water refills!
Northern Tea Merchants
Loose tea and coffee
Northern Tea Merchants allow people to bring in their own containers to purchase loose tea and coffee. Their tea and coffee is sold loose so no plastic packaging. They also use paper bags.
Peacocks Coffee Lounge
Offering a wide range of coffee’s and tasty treats, with both indoor and outdoor seating. 67 Low Pavement.
Peacocks Coffee Lounge only sell glass bottle drinks INSTEAD OF plastic bottles. They use paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags, paper straws INSTEAD OF plastic straws, and wooden stirrers INSTEAD OF plastic stirrers. They also use foil instead of plastic wrap.
Pebble Moon Crafts
Handmade personalised pictures and other home decor.
Pebble Moon Crafts’ packaging used for their melts are glassine bags – these are recyclable, compostable and biodegradable – INSTEAD OF using plastic polystyrene. They use silicone moulds for their melts INSTEAD OF plastic clam shell mould packs. When they post out their orders they use cardboard boxes usually recycled from parcels they have had delivered, and they use Jiffy Green Padded Bags with Kraft Outer and Recycled Paper Cushioning INSTEAD OF ones with plastic bubble wrap. When they run a stall, Pebble Moon Crafts display their products in material baskets INSTEAD plastic baskets, plus they also use brown paper bags INSTEAD OF single-use plastic bags.
Decorated mini wooden peg dolls
Pegbert uses cardboard packaging and then uses tissue paper instead of bubblewrap. They also use kraft paper brown bags instead of plastic bags and paper tape instead of plastic sellotape,.
The Pekoe Cafe
Named after a high quality, fine leaf black tea – Pekoe, The Pekoe Café, enjoys a delightful position within Northern Tea Merchants on Chesterfield’s Chatsworth Road, and is the perfect place for a relaxing bite to eat with friends and family.
The Peko Cafe use metal milk jugs INSTEAD OF plastic disposable milk sachets, paper straws INSTEAD of plastic straws, and their takeaway containers are made of paper and foil INSTEAD OF polystyrene. And their tea is loose tea INSTEAD OF using plastic teabags.
Personalised by Wibbz
A personalisation business
Laura makes and sells reusable face coverings INSTEAD OF disposable face masks. They also sell reusable water bottles and travel mugs for personalisation, INSTEAD OF single-use plastic bottles and plastic-lined coffee cups. They use reusable zip lock bags INSTEAD OF single-use plastic bags, paper tape INSTEAD OF plastic sellotape, cardboard boxes for packaging INSTEAD OF plastic mail bags, and use brown paper for wrapping orders INSTEAD OF plastic bubblewrap / polystyrene.
Fun, engaging, accredited training in First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Food Safety, Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Manual Handling, Social Care and more.
Pochat Training use china mugs at their training sessions INSTEAD OF single-use coffee cups. They also use cloth bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags. They used to give everyone a new training bandage, which was wrapped in plastic – this has now been SWAPPED TO reusing bandages (no longer handing out single-use plastic wrapped bandages).
Sustainable, eco friendly products for your baby. Cloth nappies, wet bags and more!
Project Eco use cardboard boxes INSTEAD OF plastic packaging when shipping orders, they use paper Kraft tape INSTEAD OF plastic parcel tape, and they have removed plastic wrappers from their product items and wrapped them in brown paper where needed. They sell reusable nappies, reusable bamboo wipes, reusable wet bags for nappies, and foil-lined lunch bags made from recycled plastic bottles.
An independent fashion brand, selling preloved, reworked and handmade clothing – promoting sustainability
Rate Cute use cardboard boxes INSTEAD OF plastic mail bags for their external packaging, paper tape INSTEAD OF plastic sellotape, and tissue paper INSTEAD OF plastic bubblewrap / polystyrene for their internal packaging. Rate Cute also make and sell reusable face coverings INSTEAD OF single-use disposable face masks.
Rex’s Succulent Emporium
Cute and quirky cactii in bowls and pots.
Rex’s Succulent Emporium use only paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags. They also use cardboard boxes INSTEAD OF plastic boxes, glass beads INSTEAD OF plastic beads, and glass bowls INSTEAD OF plastic bowls.
Roper’s honey and beeswax products are produced using produce from their bees which forage around the fields and hedgerows of Chesterfield.
Ropers Honey have swapped single-use plastic spoons for wooden spoons for their honey tasting. They have also swapped single-use plastic honey dippers for wooden honey dippers. Ropers Honey sell all their honey in glass jars. They also offer a bring-your-jar-back scheme. And finally, they have swapped plastic display shelfing for bee hive-off cuts for display shelfing.
Breakfast and brunch restaurant on Wheatbridge offering daily specials as well as outside catering.
Rumbling Tums use glass sugar dispensers INSTEAD OF plastic sugar sachets, sauces in jars INSTEAD OF plastic sachets, and they don’t use any straws, which means no single-use plastic straws!
Wide range of knitted and crocheted items, including resuable face scrubbies.
SallycinnamonCo make sure none of their yarns contain plastic – instead using 100% cotton or 100% wool. They use tissue paper for packaging INSTEAD OF plastic polystyrene, paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags, and craft paper tape INSTEAD OF plastic sellotape.
Colourful handmade accessories brand focusing on print, pattern and embellishment
Salteria have swapped from using Jiffy Mailing Bags to Cardboard Packing Boxes. They have also switched from using 2. Plastic and Nylon Hang Tag Fasteners to eco raffia ribbon. Salteria have then switched Glitter Tissue Paper for wrapping to Recycled Plain Tissue paper. And finally Salteria have been making and selling reusable face coverings instead of single-use plastic face masks.
Shop Indie has lots of lovely gifts, stunning home decor as well as gift wrap and cards for that special finishing touch.
Shop Indie give out paper bags INSTEAD OF single-use plastic bags. The beauty products they sell are packaged in glass INSTEAD OF single-use plastic. They sell a small range of bar vegan soaps INSTEAD OF single-use plastic soap bottles. They sell shampoo bars INSTEAD OF single-use plastic shampoo bottles. Shop Indie are encouraging their suppliers to provide either naked cards or compostable bags INSTEAD OF single-use plastic card bags. And many of their other products such as keyrings, notebooks etc. have been supplied to them WITHOUT ANY cellophane after discussion with the maker.
Simply Lilac Handmade Soap
Handmade soaps that are natural, vegan friendly and contain no palm oil.
Simply Lilac Handmade Soap use recycled cardboard and paper in their packaging which they keep and use again helping the environment. They send their soap bars out to customers in organza bags which they are welcome to reuse. They hand out paper bags instead of plastic bags. They also use labels which are made from recycled paper, although they always minimise the amount of labels on their products. Simply Lilac Handmade Soap are always looking at trying new things to help the environment and some customers like to take a bar of soap that they cut in front of them and this is not wrapped in anything.
Specialised Canvas Group
A trusted and established supplier of bespoke canvas solutions, with over 45 years’ experience.
Specialised Canvas Group have banned single-use plastic bottles and single-use coffee cups at work.
They have also banned single-use document wallets. They have central rubbish points set up to reduce waste. All their cutlery is reusable. And they use soap bars / refills instead of single-use soap. They also act as a water refill point.
Steph’s Sustainable Stuff
Making the world a better place by sharing ideas on sustainability and zero waste. Low and zero waste alternatives to everyday products. Beautiful upcycled handmade gifts.
Steph sells a huge range of zero waste products. Be sure to check her Facebook page for every product she offers. She will help you reduce your single-use plastic in every area of the house. She offers refills on cleaning, pantry and herbs and spices. Here are a few of her swaps: She sells bamboo toothbrushes instead of plastic toothbrushes. Steph also sells net produce bags for people to use when buying their loose fruit/veg from the supermarket, and thus offers an alternative to using the single-use plastic bags. Steph also offers refills of washing up liquid/toilet cleaner/laundry liquid to encourage refill instead of selling plastic bottles. And Steph sells reusable face wipes, instead of single-use plastic-lined wipes. Steph can be found at the Chesterfield market on a Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Steve and Rich’s Dairy
Classic milkman – an example of the circular economy – glass bottled milk, picked up, cleaned and returned.
Steve and Rich’s Dairy use glass milk bottles instead of plastic milk bottles. They sell fruit juices in glass bottles too. They also sell potatoes in a large paper sack. And they sell eggs in cardboard packaging instead of plastic packaging.
Thanks a Bunch
Small friendly florist shop located conveniently in Chesterfield Town Centre providing hand-tied bouquets, arrangements, funeral and wedding flowers.
Thanks a Bunch use paper packaging, paper bags and paper tape. They have become Chesterfield’s first florist to become a Plastic Free Champion.
The Cheese Factor
An established family-run cheese shop that has been trading for 50 years, stocking around 150 different cheeses from around the world.
The Cheese Factor has recently taken a major change and have eliminated all plastic packaging on their cheeseboards, switching instead to cardboard packaging. The Cheese Factor also use paper bags INSTEAD OF single use plastic bags. In terms of refill, The Cheese Factor allow you to bring your own containers to take away the cheeses they sell, and on top of this provide free water refills if you have a water bottle as well as allowing you to bring your own reusable coffee cup for takeaway coffee.
The Wright Candles
A small independent candle company, providing you with high fragrance wax melts and candles. All 100% soy wax and vegan friendly.
The Wright Candles use sleeves for wax melts made out of glassine paper INSTEAD OF single use plastic packaging. All their molds are silicone and therefore cleaned and reused INSTEAD OF using clamshell which are single use plastic. The Wright Candles use paper matt labels for products rather than anything plastic covered to create a shine. And they will eventually be moving to 100% recycled paper labels too. Finally The Wright Candles are In the process of looking into suppliers who provide their fragrances with glass rather than plastic bottles.
Thyme to Eat cafe
A warm and friendly cafe situated in the heart of the historic Shambles serving a wide range of home cooked vegetarian food. Vegan and Gluten free diets also catered for.
Thyme to Eat have swapped all their single-use plastic bags for paper bags. They have also swapped plastic milk sachets for metal jugs of milk. The cafe have made a decision to no longer sell plastic bottles and instead now only sell drinks in glass bottles, which are recycled. Thyme to Eat have swapped plastic straws for paper straws, and also swapped plastic cutlery with plant starch cutlery.
Great food eat in take away or delivered its your choice. Serving breakfasts, burgers, jacket potatoes, salads, toasties, panini, sandwiches, meals, ice creams etc.
Tuckins give people paper straws INSTEAD OF plastic straws. They use cardboard ice cream tubs INSTEAD OF plastic tubs. They give out paper bags INSTEAD OF plastic bags. And they use tin foil INSTEAD OF cling film.
The Urban Kitchen at Olympia House Antiques & Craft Centre
Cafe within a one stop shop for all to browse, featuring dealers and crafters from all over the region.
The Urban Kitchen use paper straws INSTEAD OF plastic straws, paper bags or cardboard boxes for takeaways INSTEAD OF plastic bags, only sell cans and glass bottles INSTEAD OF selling plastic water bottles, and provide free water refills INSTEAD OF promoting plastic water bottles. The Urban Kitchen’s storage containers are reusable INSTEAD OF using single-use plastic containers, and all of their cutlery is stainless steel INSTEAD OF single-use plastic cutlery. Plus, they don’t provide stirrers THEREFORE no single-use plastic stirrers.
Willow Springs Pet and Play Centre
Large pet, aquatic, reptile and play centre, with Willows Coffee Shop. free soft play for kids, mini golf, kiddies go karts and more!
Willow Springs have switching from plastic carrier bags to fully recyclable brown paper bags throughout the store. They have also recently switched all plastic straws for paper ones, as well as switching plastic drinks stirrers for wooden ones. On top of this, they’ve also switched from plastic-wrapped coffee biscuits to non-plastic wrapped biscuits in their coffee shop.
It’s at simple as this! All you need to do is make three swaps / changes from single-use plastic and your business could too become a Plastic Free Champion.
Or if you would like a discussion on how to reduce single use plastics in your business, contact us via the Contact Page.