Ban Single Use Plastics2019-07-15T14:31:36+00:00

BAN SINGLE USE PLASTICS

The Cheam Celebration of Food & Drink have banned single use plastics for 2019, read on to find out why.

Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging.

We produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year and half of it is disposable! World-wide only 10-13% of plastic items are recycled. The nature of petroleum based disposable plastic makes it difficult to recycle and they have to add new virgin materials and chemicals to it to do so. Additionally there are a limited number of items that recycled plastic can be used.

Petroleum based plastic is not biodegradable and usually goes into a landfill where it is buried or it gets into the water and finds it’s way into the ocean. Although plastic will not biodegrade (decompose into natural substance like soil,) it will degrade (break down) into tiny particles after many years. In the process of breaking down, it releases toxic chemicals (additives that were used to shape and harden the plastic) which make their way into our food and water supply.

These toxic chemicals are now being found in our bloodstream and the latest research has found them to disrupt the Endocrine system which can cause cancer, infertility, birth defects, impaired immunity and many other ailments.

We produce hundreds of millions of tons of plastic every year, most of which cannot be recycled. It’s obvious that we need to use less plastic, move towards environmentally sustainable products and services and come up with technology that recycles plastic more efficiently.

For 2019 we have partnered with Biopac who are committed to helping events, festivals and venues around the world become more sustainable in order to reduce their environmental impact.

They have a wide range of plant-based compostable catering disposables for festivals and events which include, tumblers, hot cups, fibre based hot food containers, plates, bowls, drinking straws, cutlery and more.

They frequently work with festival organisers helping to ensure that their products are then disposed of appropriately after the event.
If you are a trader at our event you can contact Biopac on 01386 555 777 and quote reference cheamceleb10 and you will receive a 10% discount, please work with us to help the environment.

biopac.co.uk

BAN SINGLE USE PLASTICS

The Cheam Celebration of Food & Drink have banned single use plastics for 2019, read on to find out why.

Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging.

We produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year and half of it is disposable! World-wide only 10-13% of plastic items are recycled. The nature of petroleum based disposable plastic makes it difficult to recycle and they have to add new virgin materials and chemicals to it to do so. Additionally there are a limited number of items that recycled plastic can be used.

Petroleum based plastic is not biodegradable and usually goes into a landfill where it is buried or it gets into the water and finds it’s way into the ocean. Although plastic will not biodegrade (decompose into natural substance like soil,) it will degrade (break down) into tiny particles after many years. In the process of breaking down, it releases toxic chemicals (additives that were used to shape and harden the plastic) which make their way into our food and water supply.

These toxic chemicals are now being found in our bloodstream and the latest research has found them to disrupt the Endocrine system which can cause cancer, infertility, birth defects, impaired immunity and many other ailments.

We produce hundreds of millions of tons of plastic every year, most of which cannot be recycled. It’s obvious that we need to use less plastic, move towards environmentally sustainable products and services and come up with technology that recycles plastic more efficiently.

For 2019 we have partnered with Biopac who are committed to helping events, festivals and venues around the world become more sustainable in order to reduce their environmental impact.

They have a wide range of plant-based compostable catering disposables for festivals and events which include, tumblers, hot cups, fibre based hot food containers, plates, bowls, drinking straws, cutlery and more.

They frequently work with festival organisers helping to ensure that their products are then disposed of appropriately after the event.
If you are a trader at our event you can contact Biopac on 01386 555 777 and quote reference cheamceleb10 and you will receive a 10% discount, please work with us to help the environment.

biopac.co.uk