We’ve all seen the state of the oceans, with millions of pieces of discarded plastic floating around in them, choking the wildlife. But what can we do about it?
Reducing the use of single-use plastic is one thing we can all do easily – and Tring in Transition are leading the way with their Plastic-free Tring campaign, in conjunction with Plastic Free Berko and Transition in Kings Langley.
Spokesman for Tring in Transition Nigel Crawley said: ‘The main aim is to get local independent coffee shops to switch to 100% compostable takeaway cups and food packaging. Non-recyclable coffee cups are made from paper mixed with fossil-based plastics that are impossible to recycle. In comparison, the compostable cups quickly biodegrade to an environmentally benign substance (compost) at the end of use.’
Since starting the campaign just under a year ago a number of local independent coffee shops have switched to compostable cups and have been awarded #cups2compost badges.
Well done Tring in Transition – keep up the good work! For more information go to: www.tringintransition.org.uk