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Plastic Free

Plastic-free coffee shop

Plastic Free Minehead and Minehead BID are keen for as many local businesses as possible to start their journey toward a plastic free future.

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By following the links below you can find out the pros and cons to different options and alternatives for a wide range of retail items or you can browse our green directory for suppliers and for examples of good practice locally, regionally and nationally. You can also find out how to become a Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Champion and join other local businesses who already have this award. This will help Plastic Free Minehead keep its status as a Plastic Free town and will further spread the message to other businesses.  

Although making the first steps to becoming plastic free can appear daunting, every little change will help and there are many exciting and innovative solutions out there. Often by addressing the problem of plastic, you may also help reduce your carbon footprint or help avoid other kinds of environmental pollution or damage and may be able to move toward an overall greener and more sustainable business based on new  ‘circular economy’ models.

How to become a plastic free champion

Plastic-free bakery

Your options

What are the pros and cons of alternatives for some common retails items and products?
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Local Green Directory

Some suggested suppliers for alternatives to single-use plastic items and products

Examples of local and regional businesses who have solutions to using less single-use plastic and have implemented more sustainable green practices