Plastic Free Champions at The Vine Conference Centre

Fri 1 Mar 19


Plastic-Free Champion #3 – The Vine Conference Centre

Managers – Tim Thomson and Andrew Hubbocks

Actions to date
• Public have been asked to bring their own refillable bottles to avoid plastic cups. Glasses available if needed. This is a trial to gauge public reaction
• Offer rewards points towards free coffee for bringing reusable coffee cup
• Eliminated plastic teaspoons for wooden stirrers
• Fitted two chilled mains-fed water refill points to help avoid disposable plastic bottles
• Eliminated plastic straws
• Free water refills are available to everyone as part of the ‘Refill’ scheme
• Disposable plastic cutlery eliminated for reusable metal cutlery
• Disposable plastic plates eliminated in lieu of china plates or paper plates when required

To come
• Sauce in ramekin dishes to replace sachets

“We feel it is important to do our part towards reducing plastic from our processes. We want to do our part towards cutting down plastic waste and realise that if we all do our ‘little bit’ together it will make a big difference.
Plastic-Free Dunfermline came and did a survey of our venue and processes and guided us to ways that way could work towards eliminating plastic. We still have more improvements that we are investigating, but are glad to have started the process. It has been great having Plastic-Free Dunfermline to guide us through this process and their constant support has been amazing.
If every town had a plastic-free group the fight to be plastic free in the UK would be a whole lot easier.”

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