Over the next decade, it is es­ti­mated that the amount of plas­tic waste pro­duced by Bri­tish con­sumers will rise by a fifth to over a mil­lion tonnes of ex­tra waste per year. With this in mind, the Cookshop at Bak­ers & Larn­ers has in­creased its em­pha­sis on con­ve­nient ecofriendl­y prod­ucts.

“We have been do­ing our bit for the en­vi­ron­ment on the shop floor for quite some time now. Our cus­tomers are in­creas­ingly aware of plas­tic waste and as a store, it is im­por­tant to show that we are too,” says Cookshop man­ager Sharon Hay­man.

A visit to the store re­veals a host of new and in­no­va­tive eco-friendly prod­ucts. An al­ter­na­tive to cling film comes in the form of GoodToBee or­ganic cot­ton beeswax wraps – 100%

plas­tic-free, re­us­able and an ideal way to keep food nat­u­rally fresh for longer. Also on trend for re­cy­cling prod­ucts for a new pur­pose is a range of Hug Rug throws and cush­ions made from 100% re­cy­cled bottles.

“Our best­sellers have been Chilly’s re­us­able bottles that can keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours and warm for up to 12 hours. We have also be­gun stock­ing re­us­able bottles from Black+Blum, which have a nat­u­ral char­coal fil­ter to en­sure wa­ter pu­rity for up to six months,” Sharon adds.

“With many of these prod­ucts, there is a de­gree of ed­u­cat­ing cus­tomers as to their use. How­ever, the me­dia has been a great source of push­ing these prod­ucts a lot more. When it comes to the en­vi­ron­ment, we have brought this prob­lem upon our­selves and it is up to us to rec­tify it,” she says. Bak­ers & Larn­ers Cookshop. Mar­ket Place, Holt. This con­tent is supplied by Bak­ers & Larn­ers bak­er­sand­larn­ers.co.uk

ABOVE: Eco-friendly prod­ucts from cot­ton beeswax wraps to re­us­able bottles

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