Lyme businesses commended for ditching plastic
PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:42 26 September 2018
Half-a-dozen businesses in Lyme Regis have been commended for going plastic-free.
The Galley Kitchen, Red Panda, Amid Giants and Idols, Lyme’s Fish Bar, Baboo Gelato and Swim were the first businesses in Lyme Regis to ban single use plastic items in their shops and restaurants and replace them with more environmentally friendly alternatives.
As a result, they were eligible for the prestigious Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Awards for ‘Plastic Free Communities’.
The Awards were presented by Grenville Barr, chairperson of the Strategic Group for Plastic Free Lyme Regis, an initiative of Turn Lyme Green.
He said: “This is a significant milestone for us in recognising key businesses who have made changes and contributed towards Lyme Regis achieving ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status.
“Our work continues with other businesses as they source alternative products to use and we engage in the community and with local schools to raise awareness about the alternatives to consumption of single use plastics.”