Marshfield Ice Cream

Plastic on the Farm

Plastic Reduction

Here at the farm we are concerned about the amount of plastic that is ending up in the sea and our beautiful landscape. Sustainability has always been at the heart of our Marshfield story and so we are currently working on ways to reduce the plastics we use.

While researching plastic recycling we found our black plastic lids on some of our packaging is in fact recyclable, however it is the process of sorting different types of plastic that causes problems. The ‘magic eye’ that is used in the sorting plants does not recognise black plastic therefore it is being disguarded; the black plastic is then sent to waste sites rather than being recycled.

To fix this we are looking into new coloured lids which can be seen by the magic eye and therefore can be recycled. 

The first steps we are taking is in our summer ice cream parlour here on the farm. When we open at Easter we will be using wooden spoons and forks, we will also be trialling paper straws in our milkshakes and freakshakes. We’re very happy to receive any suggestions and feedback in steps we can take to become more plastic friendly, and we already have plans in place for reusable items in our parlour.

We will be updating you throughout our journey but why not follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. 

 

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