Roots

Roots Skate Shop

2 Bakehouse Yard, Bread St, Penzance TR18 2EG
01736 361482

ABOUT THE BUSINESS

Name: Andrew Robinson, owner

Actions To Date:

  • No carriers – woven recyclable and re-useable bags
  • No plastic throwaway pens – use pencils
  • No plastic hangers – all wooden
  • Water refills to encourage re-useable bottles – recyclable paper cups as back up
  • Plastic Free PZ Community Allies through Roots Youth
  • Put pressure on suppliers not use plastic packaging
  • Deck recycling/upcycling scheme

Proposed action:

  • Continue to pressure suppliers
  • Work with skaters to reduce plastic litter and raise awareness

“ It absolutely leads to a better customer experience. Our customers are pleased that we’re doing something about it, especially with living near the sea and the beach and with plastic use so high on the radar at the moment. They also embrace it and tell us that they will try and make changes as well, as we are.

“The kids in the youth club really embrace it as well. It just raises awareness and starts to make people think differently about their actions. In terms of re-useable bottles, I’m seeing more kids and skateboarders using their own, which is really positive. But I do see a lot of plastic use around the skate parks and that’s an area as a shop and youth club we can have more influence.”

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