Plastic Free July

In Putney, we have lots of businesses doing their bit to reduce plastic consumption. Have a read to find out how you could also try and reduce your plastic usage this July.

This month people across the globe are getting involved in Plastic Free July, a campaign started by a group in Australia. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

Reusable Cups

This year, Positively Putney have provided 13,000 reusable cups to bars and pubs to tackle single-use plastics. Each cup can be washed and reused up to 50 times, significantly reducing plastic waste.

Coffee cups

Many Putney Coffee shops are offering money off or extra reward points when you bring your own reusable cup into the store. Coffee Shops include Pret with 50p off (pictured), Cafe Nero for double reward points and Greggs with 20p off.

Some are focusing more on using biodegradable materials such as Sandero Coffee and The Drop.

Plastic Free Shopping

The Source on Putney High Street is all about plastic free options. Most products sold are paid by weight encouraging you to only buy what you need. You can bring your own reusable bags to shop or use the paper bags provided, eliminating the need for single-use plastics.

Putney Wholefoods on Upper Richmond Road also offers plastic-free options. From loose fruit and veg to bioplastic packaging on their pantry essentials, head there for all your sustainable shopping needs.


Lots of Putney Businesses have signed up to Refill London. Participating businesses include The Prince of Wales, The Bakehouse and Kokoro. Download the app here. It’s super handy for when you are out and about in Putney, just don’t forget your water bottle!

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