Supportive Businesses & Organisations

Is your business or organisation doing all it can to reduce its plastic footprint? If you are making changes please let us know and I will add you to our businesses in town (and also use you to form part of our 12 businesses making 3 or more changes to single-use-plastic, swapping for non-plastic alternatives). Email your business details to us now!

The Dairy Shop

John Hammond, Owner / 5 Church Street, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8LY.
John and Kirsty are pushing forwards with huge changes – dispensing milk into customers’ own bottles, selling reusable coffee cups, only using biodegradable serviceware etc etc

The Filling Station

Roz Kendall, Owner / Cross Lane, Sidmouth EX10 8AE / 01395 577345
Roz is driving forward with huge changes – water in resealable tins not plastic, wooden cutlery, selling beautiful plant based reusable coffee cups…

Daffy-down-dilly Confectioners

Natalie Brittain, Owner / 63 High Street, Sidmouth
All loose sweets are in reusable jars, reused since we opened 4 years ago. We use paper bags to sell our loose sweets, and recycle everything possible. We are looking at alternatives to the plastic gift bags that we use. We are not replacing our current stock of plastic carrier bags.

Summer Shop

Helen Lakeman / Corner of Bedford Car Park & Station Road (right on the seafront)
Happy to confirm that we use wooden spoons, paper straws and even wooden sticks for folks to stir their coffees with! Looking after the local environment is very high on our list of priorities.

Taste of Sidmouth

Cathy Inglis, Owner / Market Place 01395 512634
So far we have changed from plastic ice cream spoons, plastic lined takeaway coffee cups, plastic coffee lids, plastic takeaway knives, forks and spoons, polystyrene takeaway food containers and straws!

Sidmouth Rugby Football Club

Sarah Burston, Bar Manager / Heydons Lane, Sidmouth
We have paper straws; wooden drink stirrers; just had the go ahead for reusable plastic glasses (with an amazing graphic…so excited);use Devon contract waste (zero to landfill, recycle everything possible); get our milk (and gin) from the Dairy Shop (no plastic)!

Dukes, The Hotel Elizabeth & Kingswood and Devoran Hotels

The Esplanade, Sidmouth
We currently have biodegradable straws; no longert use plastic glasses; now don’t sell anything in plastics bottles other than one product; current Silver Award holders for Green tourism; recycle all plastics, aluminium, paper, cardboard, glass and food waste.

Ice Cream Paradise

Esplanade, Sidmouth
We now have environmentally friendly cups for coffee; using paper straws; ordered wooden ice cream spoons instead of plastic

Sidmouth Golf Club

Sidmouth Golf Club, Cotmaton Road EX10 8SX / Tel: 01395 513451
Moved from plastic to paper straws; eliminated plastic stirrers for drinks; no longer using plastic glasses for outdoor use; we are also stopping selling water in plastic bottles instead offering re-usable bottles filled before play & on course.

The Chattery

Lynda Cole, Owner / 67 High Street 01395 515853
Offer a discount on hot takeaway drinks if you bring in your own reusable cup; (we sell the cups too); we’ve stopped using plastic straws; we have switched packaging of takeaway food to easily and fully recyclable materials

Browns’ Kitchen

Louise Brown / 6 High Street / 01395 578998
We have made some changes – we now have bamboo straws, Vegware takeaway cups and compostible serviettes. More to come!

Ford Simey Sidmouth

Sabina Smith / 30 High Street 01395 577061
Paper cups to replace disposable plastic cups at the water cooler / Refillable milk bottles from The Dairy Shop / Bars of soap rather than handwash / Recycling box in staff kitchen / Our staff are coming up with lots of ideas so there may be more to come.

Sidmouth CE Primary School

Mrs Claire Fegan, Head / 55 Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth EX10 9XB
Replaced KS1 individual milk cartons (plastic straw sheathed in plastic daily) with large bottles served in cups; biscuit wrapper collection point; TerraCycle UK’s Writing Instruments scheme collection point; school packed lunch sandwiches now in biodegradable card, not plastic boxes

Cheriton Guest House

Martin and Dawn – Owners / Vicarage Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8UQ / Tel: 01395 513810 / Email: info@cheriton-guesthouse.co.uk
We have stopped putting plastic water bottles in the rooms and now use refillable glass bottles, we recycle any plastic bottles, cardboard and papers guests leave in their rooms. We are also thinking of other ways we can cut down on our plastic usage.

Sidmouth Sailing Club

Commodore – Alastair Watson / The Port Royal, The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8BG / www.sidmouthsailing.org.uk
No longer using plastic straws; no plastic stirrers; ONE MORE THING NEEDED

Devon Embroidery

Charlie Louise Gwillim – Owner /
Charlie does not stock any plastic bags – anything else done?