Kafe Fontana has found itself deep in the debate about the use of non-recyclables in the food and hospitality industry.

Inspired by the affects of waste plastic on our environment (as highlighted in the BBC’s Blue Planet), two weeks ago we announced that we’d sourced 100% compostable takeaway cups (with recyclable lids) along with compostable takeaway containers, napkins and even paper straws, for our Sherborne coffee shop. The story was picked up on social media by BBC Radio Solent and then BBC’s Sunday Politics Show.


As a small independent, we’re proud of the contribution we’ve made so far and hope that other local and nationwide coffee shops, and indeed any business currently using plastic-lined takeaway cups or single use plastics and non-recyclables of any kind, will follow suit.

You can see our story on the BBC Sunday Politics Show (and our interview with Tristan Pascoe) for the next 28 days (you may need to login or register when prompted to view on BBCiPlayer):

Our story starts at 50:12



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