Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste in Plastic Free July

Updated: Sep 30, 2020

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

Want some tips to find out how you can reduce plastic waste? The good news is, anyone can get involved. You can start out small, or really challenge yourself! Get inspired using the menu options below.

Plastic Free July has inspired over 250 million participants in 177 countries.

Making a small change will collectively make a massive difference to our communities. You can choose to refuse single-use plastics in July (and beyond!).

Best of all, being part of Plastic Free July will help you to find great alternatives that can become new habits forever.

Plastic Free July provides resources and ideas to help you reduce single-use plastic waste everyday.

Plastic straws have taken over the world & become the major focus of recent environmental campaigns. Plastic straws are something most people can easily do without. This could be an easy first step for your Plastic free July

We removed plastic straws from our business last year. Replacing them with super sustainable, HAY! STRAWS the only single use straw made from straw.

Being made from the waste product of wheat, Hay straws are a great option as no extra materials are needed for production.

Learn more about Hay! straws HERE

In the first few days of the coronavirus pandemic we saw food shortages across the globe

Previously panic buying was the reason why supermarkets were running short on things like toilet paper and bleach, but now there’s a new shortage blighting our shelves – people are having a hard time getting their hands on flour.

Since the start of lockdown we have been offering ECO REFILL for basic food items.

Visit our online eco shop for store cupboard staples

Plastic & glass bottles can be recycled, however we see endless amounts of plastic litter and waste polluting our local environment.

Rubbish walks is a Nonprofit Organisation against litter in Suffolk, He has unearthed some amazing vintage litter. Showing us that we need to address the problem now before we drown in plastic waste

We even found our own fragment of vintage litter, likely discarded by a drunk local 1950-1970

Laughably these bottles are now antiques and can sell quite a price. Let us know if you have one to add to our collection.

Learn more about the history of the Robin Hood

Please get in touch if you have anything to add to The Robin Hood Archives

It is an offence to throw litter out of your vehicle. It could now land you with a £150 fine, which is 50% more than the £100 you could be charged if you were caught speeding.

The fine not only applies to drivers but also to passengers who litter, however it will be the driver who is sent the penalty notice to pay. This new fine increase came into force on April 1st, 2018 and it can be charged on the spot or retrospectively with video evidence.

In this modern age, with dash cam footage, you never know if the vehicle behind you has caught you littering on camera.
We litter pick the village on a monthly basis, and we are always staggered how much accumulates each month even after clearing the area.
Litter Picking in the village from The Robin Hood, along the A6071

We encourage everyone to recycle as much as they can by maintaining the recycling centre In Smithfield.

  • Remember to wash and separate all waste before recycling it keeps the area clean and tidy.

  • If the bins are full please return when they have been emptied. This is done weekly by the council.

  • If you have any excess waste that you would like to put in our waste bin, please speak to us, as we have a regular collection.

  • Mr Braithwaite of StoneLea, decided to fly tip his building waste next to the recycling bins. unfortunately he left his invoice with the waste. This ensured he was issued with a fine by the council and also removed from the Robin Hood.

  • Dont be a Mr Braithwaite. Speak to us as we have a regular commercial waste collection.

  • The car park and cycling centre is covered by CCTV for the purposes of crime prevention and public safety.

At the Robin hood pub, we made the choice to move away from single use plastics in our business.

For our Takeaway and outside catering events at Castletown woodland Weddings we use Vegware plant based tableware.

  • eco food-safe disposables

  • compostable packaging

  • Made from plants

  • Reclaimed sugar cane

Using Mycelium for packaging could be the future.

The styrofoam-like material is made from fungus roots and residues from farming. After use this can be broken down in the compost at home.

Developed by Ecovative Design in 2010. The natural and biodegradable Eco-cradle can be grown in a controlled environment within a week and it takes just a week to decompose totally. It fits right into nature’s recycling system.

Mushroom-based packaging went mainstream when the furniture giant, IKEA, announced that it will replace Styrofoam packaging with EcoCradle for all its products.

FantasticFungi is all about our interconnectedness and common issues that we face as a species

The message of this film could not be any timelier, from the need to reconnect and understand the intelligence of nature, to partnering with fungi and our natural world to shift our consciousness.

We are facing a serious challenge, yet like the mycelium network we are adaptable. We also know that we need to respond as mycelium and provide innovative ways of addressing these new challenges.

A biochemicals company from the Netherlands, Avantium, is hoping to address the problem of single use bottles, with their new plant-based plastics which will be made from sustainably grown crops.

It seems this project has attracted attention from companies like Carlsberg & Coca-Cola, who have plans to use Avantium’s technology in future products.

The problem with the current design is that they are not exactly biodegradable, and combine that with the fact that fossil fuels are a finite resource. The plant-based plastics on the other hand, have been designed to decompose in one year when used with a composter. These bottles may even provide some added nutrients to the ground, not that we encourage you to litter anything, including organic material

The hope is to have the product on store shelves by 2023.

Would you be glad to see the back of plastic bottles littering our verges?

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