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Reducing Plastic Waste at ECC

Catering manager Lloyd Wakeling outlines the initiatives taken so far this year.

  1. The college has stopped buying all plastic cups for water fountains, asking that staff and students bring their own bottles and cups.

  2. We are in the process of stopping the use of plastic cutlery and replacing them with a compactible wooden version.

  3. We are now using recycled paper cups for some of our hot items instead of polystyrene trays.

  4. Most of our vegetables are now brought in loose instead of sealed bags on our insistence.

  5. We try and use either foil or paper (recycled) to wrap our grab and go food in.

  6. We have a reusable cup drive for our coffees in the post 16 café, where we either sell cups made from rice starch or customers bring their own cups to fill.

  7. We have a zero to landfill contract with our waste disposal company.

  8. Our food waste in separated and used for compost.

  9. We only use paper straws and not plastic