As a producer of food products most of our waste is food packaging.
All our cardboard, paper, plastic and tin containers are sent for recycling. We use a local company for this.
Plastic buckets large and small are available free for anyone who can get to our shop to collect them. We would, however, appreciate a donation in one of our charity tubs.
On the rare occasions when new machinery or refrigeration are required we consider the environmental issues before making a purchase.
Our oven is an electric heatstore type. It runs during the night for 8 hours but because it stores the heat in the massively insulated oven walls we are able to keep using the ovens for confectionery items (sponges, cakes etc) for a further 4 to 6 hours.
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