As lockdown eases and shops can start re-opening again, Plastic Free Chesterfield feel that it is incredibly important that we support our local independent businesses, especially our incredible Plastic Free Champions who are making great efforts to reduce single use plastics. Find out which Champions are re-opening:
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.
Deli-ish (opening 19th April)
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 (already open for takeaway)
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.
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.
Lottie’s Sandwich Bar (already open for takeaway)
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ropers Honey (already open)
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.
Rumbling Tums (already open for takeaway)
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!
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.
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.
If you are a Chesterfield business and are already reducing your single-use plastics, please get in touch with us and register your business.
If you want to know how to reduce single use plastics in your business, contact us via the Contact Page to arrange a discussion and get a free workbook showing how you can make a start.