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Single-use plastic free shop opens in Bournemouth

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Interviewees: Sam Almond, Shop owner & Mark Chohra, Restaurant manager

A shop dedicated to helping the environment has opened its doors in Westbourne in Bournemouth.

Almond & Co uses no plastic bags and produces very little waste.

Customers can stock up on groceries and household goods using paper bags or their own containers.

Customers can stock up using their own containers Credit: ITV Meridian

The owners were inspired to open the store after encountering more and more plastic pollution while surfing locally.

"It's great to have somewhere local, where we can come and stock up and do our bit for the environment."

– Customer

In Southbourne, a restaurant using the same ethos has won awards for its sustainability.

The materials to furnish Terroir, along with the packaging and produce, are sustainable meaning waste is minimal.

Restaurant Terroir has won awards for its sustainability Credit: ITV Meridian