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 working with businesses to reduce their use of single-use plastics

Businesses; do your bit against the blight that is single-use plastic

Single-use plastic plagues our environment forever; it never goes away, just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. It litters our environment and pollutes rivers, oceans and lakes. And, evidence suggests that it’s already in our food chain!

OK, we all know about the problem, but the question is: what are we all doing about it, as individuals, families, schools and businesses?

One thing is for sure: forward-thinking businesses want to be seen as part of the solution, not the problem, so there are some great companies doing great things.

For those companies that want to do their bit but don’t know where to start, we’re more than happy to help. In fact, our Plastic Clever Business initiative might just be the ideal place to start.

How to become a Plastic Clever Business

Becoming a Plastic Clever Business requires a company or organisation to take appropriate action needed to reduce their use of single-use plastic, including the BIG 4 plastic polluters (cups + lids, straws, bottles and bags), plus cutlery and crockery:

It also requires a company to actively encourage its employees to be Plastic Clever, too. But how?

Well, to make it as simple and accessible as possible, we’ve broken it down into 3 easy steps:


3 Steps to Clever

1. Download this poster and check you meet the criteria.

The criteria for becoming a Plastic Clever Business are simple and straightforward. Print this resource as an A3 poster for display.

2. Print out this poster and display it in a staff shared area.

Feel free to print as many of these posters as you need – maybe at A3 size for maximum impact. The more employees that see them, the bigger the impact you’ll have.

3. Take a photo of your Plastic Clever Business and send it using the form on the right-hand side of the page.

We’ll then send you a certificate of achievement and add you to the map of Plastic Clever Businesses. We’ll even write a short blog post to celebrate your commitment to a plastic clever world.

REGISTER as a Plastic Clever Business

Fill in the form and hit ‘Send’ and we’ll add you to the list of businesses that are taking their responsibilities towards plastic seriously.

We’ll also email you your Plastic Clever Business certificate.

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    PC Business Map

    Add yourself to the Plastic Clever Business map, or ask us to and we’ll be happy to help.

    NB. We’ll add you automatically once you’ve registered.

    PC Business List

    Use this link to see a list of Plastic Clever Businesses.

    Recent Plastic Clever Business Posts

    Avanti PLC become a Plastic Clever Business

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    Well done to all of the staff at Avanti PLC for registering as a Plastic Clever Business and meeting the criteria to remove single-use plastic from the workplace and encourage…

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    Allport Cargo Services become Plastic Clever

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    Allport Cargo Services We’re delighted to announce Allport Cargo Services have achieved Plastic Clever Business status! Ramona is proud to have formed a dedicated and passionate team tasked with developing…

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    Bambin au Naturel Awarded Plastic Clever Business Status

    | Blog, Plastic Clever
    We’re pleased to announce that Bambin au Naturel has achieved Plastic Clever Business status! Camille and Jean at Bambin au Naturel, are proud to have a plastic free workplace stating...
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    Safe Opportunities awarded Plastic Clever status

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    Safe Opportunities offer structured employability pathway programmes to help young people transition safely from school into workplace. We agree that this is such an important time in a young person's life and we welcome them onto the Plastic Clever Business initiative.
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    The Wastepack Group awarded Plastic Clever status

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    The Wastepack Group provide compliance services to companies that have a legal obligation to comply to regulations regarding their packaging waste. We were delighted to make contact with them and look at how we might collaborate with them in the battle to raise awareness of the issues associated with single-use plastics.
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