The Multi Award winning Tourist Information Centre strives to be as sustainable as possible, and also promote a responsible lifestyle in the town. With this in mind we fully support Plastic Free Bridport and we are looking to see what further steps we can take to eliminate single use plastic in our business.
Many households produce extra waste over Christmas but much of it can be recycled using your Recycle for Dorset service. If we are going to exchange gifts think about the wrapping paper and/or cards we are buying, anything with foil or glitter on cannot be recycled. Please use cardboard and generally recyclable packaging, no polystyrene.
Remember also that even though Dorset Council does not collect Christmas trees with rubbish or recycling at the kerbside there are other ways to recycle your tree, by composting it, cutting it up and putting it in your garden waste bin, taking it to the local household recycling centre OR why not book a tree collection with a Dorset based charity, check local availability.
Within the last few years the TIC has introduced various eco-friendly products and initiatives in the town such as:
THE BRIDPORT CUP, BOTTLE, BAG and FESTIVAL CUP
Reusable alternatives to their single use counterparts, emblazoned with the
Bridport Emblem and in town colours, these are all more than just souvenirs!
The water bottle can be refilled, for free, at many businesses throughout the
town with the “Refill” scheme & the cup opens up offers from various cafes in the area.
The Bridport Bag has been around the longest and it’s hard to walk down the
high street without spotting one! They are incredibly popular and wear well,
even with the most frequent of our high street visitors.
The Festival Cup is a reusable 1 pint cup for use at the many Bridport Festivals and
events (and also festivals and events in other parts of the country!) thereby
cutting down on single use plastic. It has an eye catching design and
incorporates the social media tags and website address for Bridport Tourist
All 4 are available in the online shop. Click here for details.
THE BRIDPORT PAPER BAG
The Bridport Paper Bag was brought in last year as an alternative to single use
plastic bags. The Tourist Information Centre now solely uses these recyclable bags
and they are being rolled out through the Market traders and any other local
businesses looking for an alternative to single use plastic.
CRISP PACKET RECYCLING – ON HOLD due to Covid-19
The Tourist Information have joined the Walkers/TerraCycle scheme for
crisp packet recycling. Many crisp companies are searching for a compostable
alternative to the current packets but in the mean time this scheme means
that they’re not going to end up in landfill.
All you have to do is drop your empty packets into the TIC and we will send
them off for recycling!
For more information see the Walkers website here.
LEAFLET AMNESTY – ON HOLD due to Covid-19
As an information centre, we have leaflets, we have a lot of them!
But if you find yourself with too many, or no longer need them,
but they are still in good condition, you can drop them back into us.
They can then be put out again for someone new!
This means that less are going to recycling, and in the long run,
fewer will need to be produced.
Bridport TIC is proud to be part of the 2 minute street clean initiative.
Taking 2 minutes out of your day to litter pick is a small thing that makes a massive difference to our environment.
We have the #2minutestreetclean sign just outside our door, equipped with bags and pickers ready for anyone and everyone to take part.
For more information pop in to chat to us or see their website here.
For more information on sustainability, responsible tourism and of course information on Bridport & the surrounding area pop in to Bridport Tourist Information Centre!
Click here for information on Responsible Tourism