We have gotten rid of plastic washing up sponges altogether, replacing them with innovative E-cloths which are reusable and long-lasting. As part of our rigorous hygiene regime, we would often use a large number of plastic sponges in a short period of time, and when we ordered replacements, they would come wrapped in excess plastic. In seeking plastic-free alternatives, it was a challenge to find good quality options that would be suitable for use in our busy kitchen. After trialling several alternatives, we were delighted to discover the long-lasting E-cloth, which comes with no excess plastic and is designed to clean using just water without detergents or other chemicals.
We have replaced all our PET plastic film wrap with lower‑impact plant-based and compostable PLA film.
We have reduced our plastic consumption by using an environmentally friendly detergent supplier.