With this run of dry weather and no rain on the horizon, Litter Free Dorset is urging businesses to stop selling disposable barbecues. It is also encouraging people to choose alternative options, such as reusable BBQs and picnics.
Waitrose and Adli are already leading the way by removing disposable BBQs and Litter Free Dorset would like to see more shops following in their footsteps.
Disposable BBQs are often inappropriately disposed of, sometimes resulting in wildfire, with devastating environmental, social and economic impact.
Disposable BBQs are unsustainable – single use and non-recyclable, so destined for landfill or incineration, while containing charcoal, often from unsustainable sources, contributing to deforestation.
Disposable BBQs pose a considerable safety risk to beach visitors, often being littered, left under the sand, causing injury.
If you have noticed disposable BBQs for sale in your local shops there is something you can do about it.
Download and share Litter Free Dorset’s letter to businesses which is available at https://www.litterfreedorset.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Letter-to-supermarkets.pdf
This letter is supported by Dorset Council and the Urban Heaths Partnership.
However, if you are a business who has chosen to remove disposable BBQs from sale you can download a poster from https://www.litterfreedorset.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/A3-shops-poster-REMOVE-BBQ.pdf
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