#choosewhatyouuse

Join us in taking simple actions to reduce the impact on the planet and protect the natural environment of Loch Lomond and Trossachs. 

 

plastic water bottle littered on Conic Hill
Litter on shores of Loch Lomond
single use coffee cup littered in Balmaha

We understand that in 2021, there is caution in taking actions, that you worry increase the risk of transmitting Covid-19 virus. Here is the guidance from the Scottish Government department responsible for food safety and food standards.  

“There is currently no evidence that food or food packaging is a source or vehicle of transmission for COVID-19 virus.

The most important actions you can take for preventing the spread of COVID-19 are to ensure physical distancing between staff, customers and other visitors, and to strengthen hygiene practices including handwashing and cleaning and disinfection across all areas of your business.”

Find where to #choosewhatyouuse

choosewhatyouuse poster

Look out for this poster to recognise a business who supports the campaign

 

By choosing to use a reusable bottle and cup instead of choosing a single use bottle and cup you are making a positive difference.

By choosing to use only the single use items; serviettes, straws, stirrers, sachets that you need you are making a positive difference.

Without these actions there will continue to be 7 million cups and 16 million bottles  going to landfill or littering our landscapes and waterways each day in UK. 

 

Advice on using reusable bottles and cups

Reusable bottles
contact free water bottle refill
  • Please ensure that your bottle is clean
  • Remove the lid and follow the instructions 
  • Staff may ask you to place your bottle on a designated area of the serving counter. They will be taking steps to minimise contact and may use a barrier or require to clean their hands when refilling your bottle
refill water bottles advice
Reusable cups
  • Please ensure that your cup is clean
  • Remove the lid and follow the instructions
  • Staff may ask you to place your cup on a designated area of the serving counter. They will be taking steps to minimise contact and may use a barrier or require to clean their hands when preparing a drink in your reusable cup
Reusable cups advice
Contactless coffee methods