We’re Going Plastic-Free

Posted by on 14 Nov, 2018 in News | 3 comments

Owner of Thornton’s Budgens, Andrew Thornton sat down with SKY news on Monday to talk about our plastic-free initiative we launched last Thursday.

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    1. We find your initiative admirable. Am writing from Grenada, Caribbean, and would like to persuade our plastic – bag – obsessed supermarkets (and population) to change. Supermarkets argue that, on this little island, if any one supermarket reduces the issue of single use carrier bags, to which the population feels ‘entitled’, then customers will desert to other food outlets. Can you give us some hints / guidelines to get the ball rolling? Many thanks.

      • Hi Ian,

        We would love to help you. Please email kate@thorntonsbudgens.com who is our HR person with this request and she will get back to you as soon as possible with any help she can give you.

        During this process, we worked in partnership with A Plastic Planet who helped us source a lot of the new plastic free suppliers we now have and also helped with our paper bags. It might be helpful for you to email Frankie Gillard frankie@aplasticplanet.com.

        She worked very closely with us during this process.


    2. We could do with a plastic free Budgens in Sydenham, SE26. There is an empty supermarket which has been empty for some time. Currently Sydenham High Street has no proper supermarket – there is a Lidl and mini tescos and sainsbury’s but no full supermarket. If we could get a plastic free branch that would be amazing.

      There is also a disused bank now in Forest Hill – smaller and maybe a more realistic size. I have no doubt there would be massive support for this kind of project and finally we could stop going to sainsburys and being inundated with plastic packaging that has to go in the bin.

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