The proliferation of plastic products in the last several decades has been extraordinary. It seems that we are addicted to this nearly indestructible material. We are producing over 380 million tons of plastic every year, and some reports indicate that up to 50% of that is for single-use purposes – utilized for just a few moments, but on the planet for at least several hundred years.

With the severity of plastic pollution, we want to draw attention and celebrate the great work that Plastic Free July is doing! 

What is Plastic Free July? 

Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages and helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution so that we can have cleaner streets, oceans and communities. It has attracted an estimated 326 million participants across 177 counties. The movement encourages people to refuse single-use plastics in July (and beyond!) through education and the provision of free resources. 

What Posh Cockney are doing to help

Here at Posh Cockney we are joining Plastic Free July and striving to find alternatives to single-use plastics that can become new habits forever. 

And, we are proud to work with a range of clients that also strive to work sustainably and look after our planet. 

Temakinho is paving the way for sustainable business models and restaurants in the hospitality industry, becoming the first restaurant chain to obtain Friend of the Sea certification. 

Linda Maroli, owner of the Japanese and Brazilian culinary fusion, came up with the Temakinho idea while pregnant with her son. Her pregnancy influenced the development of a sustainable and ethical business model to bequeath to future generations an Earth which will not be irreversibly damaged by human activity.                                          

In order to reduce plastic waste, Temakinho replaced plastic straws with PLA alternatives, a biodegradable material derived from corn. In addition, the restaurant offers free filtered water, to avoid plastic bottles waste, as well as sustainable and recyclable take-away packaging.

‘’Sustainability has been part of Temakhino’s philosophy from the very beginning. We made sure that we only sourced sustainable fish and had no plastic in our restaurant. Sustainability is no doubt the key to the future: the only way to ensure a future for us and for the generations to come.’’

By making small and simple changes, as part of a collective group, we can make a big impact. Join in on Plastic Free July, and visit restaurants like Temakinho who create delicious food which tastes even better when you know it is produced ethically and sustainably!