Oxford cafes riding a wave of enthusiasm for reducing plastic use after BBC’s documentary series Blue Planet II have been awarded for their efforts.
Turl Street Kitchen and Jericho Coffee Traders in Oxford were awarded the highest seven stars by Oxfordshire Action on Plastic Pollution for the café’s plastic avoidance.
Oxfordshire APP surveyed more than 50 cafes in Oxford and Abingdon to see how they were reducing plastic use.
Responses ranged from those who were unaware of the issues, to those who were already making strenuous efforts to reduce their plastic use by not stocking plastic straws, or using compostable coffee cups.
Hazel Dawe, plastics survey organiser, said: “We would like to congratulate them on their achievement and encourage them, and others, to do more until single use plastic is eliminated in Oxfordshire.
“James from Jericho Coffee Traders in particular said that we had inspired him to think of new ways of doing without plastic.
“The manager of Grand Cafe in the High Street asked how she could get seven stars next time.”
Anyone who would like to get involved in Oxfordshire APP can email Hazel at email@example.com