Plastic Free July – What’s Covent Garden Doing?

14 July 2021 

In a quest for a extra sustainable London this Plastic Free July, Covent Garden is making inspiring adjustments inside its services.

Brands together with Aesop, DECIEM, Mulberry, Free People, Floral Street Fragrance and L’Occitane, in addition to eating places and cafe’s together with Chez Antoinette, Ladurée, Le Pain Quotidien and Oysterman have all been concerned in getting customers to make greener selections this month.

This contains reusable cup initiatives, water refill stations, product recycling and sustainable takeaway packaging options.

There’s additionally a brand new flag set up by British artist Lakwena made with 100 per cent recycled yarn from ocean waste.


Covent Garden Supports Environmental Initiatives 

Covent Garden goals to minimise its personal affect on the setting; in addition to encouraging and supporting its eating places and retailers of their efforts to turn out to be extra sustainable and deal with plastic waste throughout the property. 

In assist of its neighborhood, Covent Garden has been inviting guests to discover all the retailers making constructive and progressive adjustments in-store this Plastic Free July.

For coffees on-the-go, Chez Antoinette, Ladurée, Le Pain Quotidien and Oysterman proceed to supply guests the chance to carry their very own reusable cup, while Avobar provides a free scorching drink when first buying a KeepCup and a reduction when reusing thereafter.

Alongside KeepCups, a number of recyclable takeaway dishes, paper straws, cornstarch cutlery and paper baggage are used throughout the property by all of Covent Garden’s meals and beverage tenants wherever potential. 

To assist lowering their carbon footprint, hospitality manufacturers together with Le Pain Quotidien streamline deliveries to come back from one provider and Petersham Nurseries are providing a sequence of talks to rejoice their Oceanic Global partnership.

For plastic-free magnificence, Covent Garden’s DECIEM and L’Occitane are each taking part areas for the TerraCycle recycling scheme and clients can recycle empty magnificence bottles from any model in-store and as an added incentive profit from in-store reductions.

Floral Street Fragrance encourages purchasers to repurpose packaging as a compostable plant pot in addition to providing perfume refills in-store while their packaging makes use of a groundbreaking wooden pulp carton – a primary for the wonder world. A step in direction of eradicating disposable magnificence, Molton Brown’s new 200ml glass bottle is reusable and refillable from their 600ml pouches, utilizing 80 per cent much less plastic when manufactured and Aesop is gifting cotton baggage with any buy. 

Luxury model Mulberry’s signature inexperienced packaging is constituted of disposable espresso cups, repurposing over 1.5 million cups that may have ended up in landfill. They additionally supply the Mulberry Exchange, enabling clients to buy authenticated pre-loved gadgets.

Other initiatives embody; Free People utilizing 100 per cent recyclable packaging equivalent to biodegradable material baggage, and journey sports activities retailer Ellis Brigham putting in a refillable water station, and promoting on-the-go reusable bottles, flasks and cutlery to remove single-use plastic gadgets amongst customers.

New and thrilling sustainable collections are additionally out there throughout the property, together with Joseph Cheaney & Sons’ newly launched Eco Aware assortment offered in 100 per cent plastic-free packaging and fashion-forward sun shades firm Hawkers’ showcasing eco-friendly H20 Line sun shades constituted of recycled and biodegradable supplies. 


Thousands of New Plants


Covent Garden’s sustainability efforts have additionally been prolonged to its greening and horticulture programme which has launched hundreds of latest crops throughout the property, alongside lowering any plastic wastage as a part of this by over 60 per cent, even switching to reveal root roses instead of potted ones. For the plastic pots nonetheless used, these have a 90 per cent recycle charge and are recycled domestically or despatched again to the provider after use for recycling or reuse. 

This Summer Covent Garden has additionally unveiled a sustainable artwork set up by London-born artist Lakwena that sees a sequence of flags made with 100 per cent recycled yarn from ocean waste put in throughout King Street and Henrietta Street. Emblazoned with the message “Nothing Can Separate Us” they may unfold messages of togetherness as London welcomes the beginning of summer time.

Picture: {a photograph} of an out of doors eating space in Covent Garden
Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 14 July 2021


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