The world and especially its oceans are being filled with plastics in every shape and form. A piece of plastic will be with us for at least 500 years before it completely degrades. Recycling does help with saving manufacturing resources but it still leaves us with a piece of plastic! Plastics are rapidly filling the landfill sites that still remain available. Every plastic item that ends up in the water around the world risks marine life in so many ways and there is now plenty of proof to suggest that it is finding its way into our food chain with potentially serious consequences.
This year with your help, Salcombe Crabfest will be reducing use of single-use plastics and moving towards 100% use of compostable cutlery, cups, plates and packaging. This will allow us to dispose of the inevitable food waste together with what we eat it with and from, in a greener way!
We have developed a festival Plastics Policy which sets out essential criteria for Crabfest traders. We will also be encouraging all visitors to support these efforts by:
- separating your rubbish and recycling where possible
- investing in a stainless steel drinks bottle and using free water refill stations
- packing plenty of reusable ‘bags for life’ to take home all your shopping
Please help us to achieve a positive change in the fight against plastic.