This is where I will be keeping everyone updated on how our lovely businesses in Sedbergh are making changes to how they trade and operate, in order to become conscientious, planet loving establishments. Have to be careful here because most of them already are, and I don’t wish to imply it is because of the existance of Zero Waste Sedb
ergh that these changes are taking place. So the starting point for all of these updates is that ZWS is simply highlighting and celebrating what is going on around us!
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find a copy of the letter that has been / is being delivered to the businesses. If your business has not been approached by ZWS yet, you are most likely on our “hitlist”, but do feel free to get in touch in the meantime.
Thanks Red Lion, for getting rid of your plastic straws from behind the bar, and for taking part in Refill Sedbergh! Any passers by can now pop in for a free refill of their water bottle!
Well our very own butchers in Sedbergh does the same! So now you can enjoy William Peat’s award winning sausages out of your own reusable tubs!
Opening times: Mon to Fri 7am til 5pm, Sat 7am til 4pm
With an estimated 8.5 billion plastic straws being used per year in the UK, most of which end up in landfill or the oceans, causing danger for animals, it is welcome news that the government have plans in place to ban them altogether in the coming years.
Here in Sedbergh The Dalesman is one step ahead having removed them from the bar area, and ceased to automatically provide them in drinks. Of course, some people prefer or need a straw with a drink, in which case they can and do provide one when requested. The Dalesman also filters and bottles its own water in glass bottles which are then reused. Happy days!
Brown of Sedbergh are the uniform suppliers to Sedbergh School boarding school. They receive most of their supply from abroad, and they have already contacted their suppliers multiple times to request they do not package their items in plastic. This is a brilliant example of a seemingly small business keeping up the pressure on their stockists, to hammer home the message that businesses want their stock delivered in a consientious way that uses minimal packaging. Let’s hope the suppliers listen!
In the mean time Brown of Sedbergh are re-using the plastic packaging so it doesn’t end up in landfill.
Stunning gifts downstairs and a quirky Alice in Wonderland tearoom upstairs – No 6 is a favorite with tourists and locals alike. And it is proud to be one of the first businesses to sign up to the Refill Sedbergh scheme, trying to keep single-use plastic out of landfill simply by offering free water refills to passers-by.
Dear Sedbergh Business…
Gaining the support of businesses in Sedbergh will be central to the success of the Zero Waste campaign. I am writing to businesses and organisations in the area, asking them to look at ways in which they can make small (or large!) changes to how they trade and operate, in order to work towards making Sedbergh a zero waste, plastic free town.
A PDF of the letter I will be circulating (printed on recycled paper or course!) can be found here: