We have banned all single-use cutlery from events at our venue, using silverware made from recycled steel. Much of the food served at 15Hatfields requires some form of cutlery, such as our salads and breakfast granola pots (see success story 9). While our caterers provide a compostable option from Vegware, we have asked them to stop sending us this cutlery as we wanted to avoid the use of single-use cutlery, whether it is compostable or not. By using our cutlery, which is made from 90% recycled UK steel from Sheffield and can be washed and reused countless times, we have rejected the use of plastic cutlery from our venue.
We have replaced all our PET plastic film wrap with lower impact plant-based and compostable PLA film.
We have reduced our plastic consumption by using an environmentally friendly detergent supplier.