Pugh’s Garden Centre has partnered with the environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy to pledge to go plastic free. During August, Pugh’s in Radyr will house a Keep Wales Tidy pop-up stall selling reusable products and sustainable alternatives.

Among reusable cups and pint pots, the pop-up stall will stock eco-friendly biodegradable barbecues, handmade waterproof car bins created with unused fabrics and upcycled hi-vis dog jackets.

Pugh’s have committed to removing single use plastic products from all cafes and restaurant and replacing them with sustainable alternatives. The plastic free pledge will continue in Pugh’s Raydr Food Hall with reusable containers for oil and vinegar and loose fruit and vegetables.

Pugh’s also hopes to encourage customers to ditch the single use coffee cups by becoming the latest company to join Keep Wales Tidy’s “Tidy Cups” revolution. The garden centre is selling reusable branded coffee cups with £1 from every cup sold going back to the environmental charity.  

Graham Pugh, owner of Pugh’s Garden Village said;

Here at Pugh’s we are always striving for best practise in sustainable development and are pleased to be supporting Keep Wales Tidy with the important work that they do. Our hope is that other Welsh garden centres will follow Pugh’s lead and begin to explore going plastic free.

 

Louise Tambini, Operations Director at Keep Wales Tidy said:

Pugh’s Garden Centre pledge to go plastic free shows that the transitioning towards a more sustainable society doesn't mean you have to compromise on quality or choice. There’s mounting concern about the damage that plastic does to the natural world; particularly the devastating impact plastic pollution has when it enters the marine environment. 80% of marine debris is from land-based sources so we all have a part to play in changing this and protecting of marine environment. 

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