TURN Lyme Green and campign group Plastic Free Lyme Regis were delighted to present the prestigious Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Awards for ‘Plastic Free Communities’ to six local businesses last week.
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 three single-use plastic items in their shops/restaurants and replace them with more environmentally-friendly alternatives to be eligible for the SAS Award.
The awards were presented by Grenville Barr, chairman of the strategic group for Plastic Free Lyme Regis, an initiative of Turn Lyme Green.
Mr Barr 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.”
Lyme Regis gained SAS ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status in June this year.
Businesses that are keen to gain the SAS Award for themselves should visit the Plastic Free Lyme Regis website www.plasticfreelyme.uk/ to find out more, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive updates and invitations.