CHIP SHOP’S CHAL­LENGE

Devon Life - - Upfront -

A Devon fish and chip shop has gone the ex­tra mile in re­duc­ing plas­tic use – even down the tea bags used for a brew. Proper Fish & Chips, in Ex­eter Road, Ex­mouth, says all its prod­ucts are now pack­aged in ei­ther 100 per cent biodegrad­able or re­cy­clable ma­te­rial. The shop no longer sells any sin­gle-serve plas­tic prod­ucts. Owner Danny Hen­nesy says: “Here at Proper we’ve al­ways been con­scious of our plas­tic out­put. We pride our­selves on de­liv­er­ing great fish and chips whilst be­ing mind­ful of our en­vi­ron­ment.”

But ditch­ing plas­tic wasn’t that easy, as Danny ex­plains: “It’s been quite a chal­lenge. Plas­tic is in so many things these days and find­ing al­ter­na­tives has some­times been tough. Like teabags, for ex­am­ple. I couldn’t be­lieve they had plas­tic in! But we have man­aged to find a lo­cal com­pany, Devon­shire Tea, that don’t. Plas­tic pol­lu­tion is such a huge prob­lem to­day and we are proud to be do­ing our bit to help re­duce it.”

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