Litter Free Dorset asks shops to remove disposable barbecues from sale

barbecueLITTER Free Dorset has renewed their call for businesses to stop selling disposable barbecues this summer.

They are encouraging everyone to choose alternative options, such as reusable BBQs and picnics this summer season.

Litter Free Dorset would like more shops to follow in the footsteps of supermarkets such as Waitrose and Aldi, who are currently leading the way due to the removal of all disposable BBQs from their shelves.

Disposable BBQs are often inappropriately disposed of, with devastating environmental, social and economic impact.

Whilst due to containing charcoal often from unsustainable sources, disposable BBQs are also non-recyclable, making it much more likely that they will eventually end up in landfill.

They also pose a considerable safety risk to beach visitors as they’re often left on the beaches or buried under the sand, consequently causing injuries.

If you’re a business who has chosen to remove disposable BBQs from sale, then you can download and display a Litter Free Dorset poster in store to encourage other local businesses to follow suit.

If you’d like to get involved with Litter Free Dorset’s 2022 BBQ campaign, you can also download and share their letter to businesses with stores near you to help them spread the message.

The letter is supported by Dorset Council and the Urban Heaths Partnership.

To view it, visit: https://www.litterfreedorset.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Letter-to-supermarkets.pdf

To download the poster, visit: https://www.litterfreedorset.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/A3-shops-poster-REMOVE-BBQ.pdf

For more information about Litter Free Dorset’s 2022 BBQ campaign, visit: https://www.litterfreedorset.co.uk/projects-campaigns/disposable-bbqs/

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