Sidmouth cafe ups commitment to recyclable products

The Filling Station co-owner Ros Kendall with Abbie Preston

The Filling Station co-owner Ros Kendall with Abbie Preston - Credit: Archant

A Sidmouth café committed to staying green since its inception has expanded its range of recyclable products.

The Filling Station has done away with plastic bottles and brought in innovative resealable cans of water, swapped plastic straws for paper ones and is rewarding use of reusable coffee cups.

It is run by mother-and-son duo Ros Kendall and Luke Allen, who saw how waste built up when they lived in Cairo, Egypt, and do not want that to happen in Sidmouth.

“We’ve always used recyclable packaging,” said Ros. “Why would you want to do it any other way? Part of our ethos was to be environmentally-friendly and locally-sourced. It costs a bit more, but it’s massively worth it. When we were in Egypt, the national bird could have been the plastic bag – they blow everywhere. We don’t want that here.”

The Filling Station uses paper and compostable products and its energy supplier aims to use 90 per cent renewable power.

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