Plastic Free Liskeard
What it means for your business in Liskeard
Did you know that…
… Liskeard has signed up with Cornwall-based Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) to get rid of single-use plastic from the town?
… Liskeard is one of ten Cornish towns, including Looe and Polperro, to join the Plastic Free Coastlines campaign organised by SAS?
… Liskeard has joined more than 100 towns across the UK that have taken this step?
… Liskeard Town Council and Cornwall Council are backing the campaign and will ban single- use plastic from all their premises by 2020?
What can I do as a Liskeard business?
Single-use plastic means any plastic that cannot be re-used (or in most cases, recycled). If you decide to participate, you can identify three kinds of single-use plastic to remove from your business. Here are some examples.
What impact will this have?
For your business: reputational advantage Cafés and retailers that go plastic-free attract customers, because people are worried about plastic and care about the environment. You will feel the satisfaction of being part of a movement that is reducing plastic pollution.
For Liskeard: increased footfall Since becoming plastic-free, Penzance has experienced increased footfall and spend in the town centre. It will also reduce the unsightly plastic that litters our roadsides and hedgerows.
For the environment: lower plastic pollution The purpose of the plastic-free campaign is to reduce the millions of tons of plastic that end up in our oceans and poisons all life on Earth that depends on the health of the sea – including humanity.