Luxfords Restaurant is waving bye, bye to plastic straws

Uckfield restaurant phasing out single-use plastic

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.

• Contact details for Luxfords Restaurant can be found 24/7 in their listing in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in category for Restaurants

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