A prominent Uckfield restaurant is ditching single-use plastic.
The Uckfield Town Council-run Luxfords Restaurant has bought a supply of paper straws for use in the restaurant and at bar functions.
A source has been found to supply I’m not a plastic cup products which are made from cornstarch.
The restaurant is using up existing stock before moving to non-single use plastic goods.
The restaurant hopes to have single-use plastic removed by the autumn.
Sachets of sauce will also be replaced by bottled sauces when the restaurant is refurbished.
The town council adopted a policy, put forward by Cllr Paul Sparks, in April this year to audit its use of single-use plastic and to explore alternatives with an aim of becoming “a plastic free town council” by the end of this year.
The council hope its initiatives will be a catalyst to making the whole town plastic free by working with Uckfield Chamber of Commerce and other local groups.
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