Our Environmental Policy
We are very aware of the use of plastic in our stores, and we are continually working on reducing the level of usage and replacing with natural materials wherever possible.
Plastic Bags: Our bags are bio-degradable and strong enough for you to carry your shopping home safely. We have found that paper bags are not that sturdy and melt in the rain!
Money off for returning your Bayley & Sage Bags: Please re-use our Bayley & Sage bags and receive a 5p discount on your shopping for each bag that is re-used.
Cotton and Jute Bags: We also have jute and cotton bags available to buy for re-use, both of which are included in the money back scheme.
Packaging: 90% of our packaging is either recyclable, bio-degradable or bio-compostable. We are working hard on bringing this percentage up to 100%.
Water Filter At Parkgate Road: Please use our water filter to fill your water flask for free. You may leave a voluntary small contribution in the box next to the filter which will go direct to One Less, a charity devoted to reducing the amount of single use plastic bottles.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF YOUR PLASTIC WASTE RESPONSIBLY! IN ORDER FOR THE BAGS AND PACKAGING TO BIODEGRADE THEY NEED TO BE PUT IN TO THE APPROPRIATE RECYCLING BIN.
Much of our packaging products are made from plants and 100% compostable, so they return back into the soil within 50 days. Crafted from carefully chosen materials that have been designed to have minimal harmful effects on the environment.
- 100% compostable / bio-degradable
- made from plants not oil
- wide range of products
- only quality certified INGEO PLA
Disposable Cutlery: knives, forks and spoons are made from Potato Starch (not from plastic)– 100% bio-compostable.
Heavy Board Soup Containers-98% compostable.
Brown KraftVitality Bar Boxes and Sandwiches boxes– 100% biodegradable.
Dessert pots– 100% bio-compostable INGEO PLA.
Coffee Cups– 100% bio-compostable.
Cup Carrier trays-100% biodegradable.
Wooden Stirrers-100% biodegradable.
Napkins-100% recycled, made from Post Consumer Waste and Unbleached.
Our branded Bayley & Sage Bags are also biodegradable.
Post Consumer Waste-paper that has served its intended purpose and has been separated from solid waste to be recycled into new paper.
Bio-compostable means that a product is capable of disintegrating into natural elements in a compost environment, leaving no toxicity in the soil.
Compostable disposables are designed to be recycled in an industrial composting facility together with food waste. That means there’s no need for sorting, and the compostable cup, lid, burger box, knife and napkin can all go together without removing the ketchup and leftover chips. An extra bonus is that once food and disposables share one bin, other dry recycling bins are cleaner and easier to recycle.
A biodegradableproduct has the ability to break down, safely and relatively quickly, by biological means, into the raw materials of nature and disappear into the environment. These products can be solids biodegrading into the soil (which we also refer to as compostable).
INGEO PLAis a fully bio-compostable alternative to plastic. Produced by Nature Works in America it is made from corn starch, a natural and renewable source. PLA will naturally degrade back to the earth leaving no harmful residue within as little as 50 days.
It is our responsibility to conserve and reduce our waste to ensure that our country will remain beautiful for generations to come.