Lancashire retailer Booths aims to cut plastic


Lancashire food and drink retailer Booths is taking a range of practical steps to slash the amount of plastic used in the business.

Chris Stoves, health safety and environment manager, said “The reduction of plastics is a priority for all our teams, informing buying and packaging choices at all levels of the business.

“Reducing plastics in Booths isn’t a one-off initiative; it’s a continuous range of changes we’re making to help reduce the reliance on plastic.”

“The redesign of our Carnforth store focuses on market style shopping which reduces the amount of pre-packed fruit and vegetables and increases the range of loose produce available. We have also introduced compostable loose produce bags, alongside reusable cotton bags.”

The store is recycling coffee grounds into logs ready for the winter and insisting people use recyclable cups.