These businneses have been inspected by TAP and can demonstrate that they have fulfilled the following criteria:
  • Use alternatives to single-use plastic wherever possible
  • Encourage their customers to think about their use of plastic
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Plastic-Free accreditation from TAP will tell your customers that you are managing your plastic well.

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These Arran businesses are recognised as Plastic-Free

The Auchrannie Resort, Brodick
  • Plastic water bottles have been removed from all guest rooms. Reusable water bottles are available to guests on request. Jugs of tap water will be delivered free of charge.
    This saves 53,280 pastic water bottles from being put into waste
  • Straws for restaurants: previously black plastic were used, these have been replaced with paper.
    This saves 162,500 plastic straws from being put into waste
  • Cotton buds have been removed from guests rooms.
    This saves 57,600 cotton buds from going into waste
  • Toiletries used were individual 50ml bottles and disposed of after every guests left. These are being replaced with wall-mounted dispensers using the same product as in the 50ml.
    This prevents no product wastage and 175,000 50ml plastic bottles from going into waste
Lamlash Bay Hotel, Lamlash
  • Have stopped using the plastic straws and now don't give a straw unless asked. There is signage about " Nae straws at a" but they keep a small supply of paper biodegradable straws for those who require one.
  • They are also dwindling down their supply of takeaway cups (polystyrene) and lids (plastic) which will be replaced with eco-friendly mate
  • Where available, bar stock (such as lemonade) is purchased in glass, returnable bottles instead of plastic.
The Douglas Hotel, Brodick
Silver Accreditation
  • Stopped using the plastic straws and now don't give a straw unless asked.
  • Where available, bar stock (such as lemonade) is purchased in glass, returnable bottles instead of plastic.
  • Guest rooms have chilled, filtered tap water in re-usable glass bottles.
  • Re-use our mini jam jars as condiment servers for ketchup and mayonnaise.
  • Existing supplies of individual mini toiletries (bath/shower gels, shampoo, body lotions) have been replaced with the same luxury products in re-fillable pump-action 500ml contains.
  • Packed lunches are provided we using paper bags.
  • Our rooms have bins for separate items (such as paper and plastics) for recycling.
  • Cotton buds are not supplied.
  • In room biscuits are home made and stored in kilner pots for freshness, no packaging used.
  • In our welcome pack we ask that guests are mindful of plastic use.
Carraig Mhòr Bed and Breakfast, Lamlash
Silver Accreditation

We have implemented the following actions to reduce our use of plastic
  • We no longer provide complimentary plastic bottles of water saving about 2.500 plastic bottles per annum going into waste. Instead, guests are given chilled, filtered tap water in Kilner-style bottles. These, in turn, are re-purposed olive oil bottles.
  • We have stopped using individual plastic milk portions and now place small screw-top, re-usable glass bottles containing milk in fridges in guest bedrooms.
  • Existing supplies of individual mini toiletries (bath/shower gels, shampoo, body lotions) have been replaced with the same luxury products in re-fillable pump-action 500ml contains.
  • We have removed complimentary cotton buds and make-up wipes.
  • We provide and advertise a service to re-fill guests own water bottles.
  • We use comic cartoon posters in bathrooms to request that guests do not flush wipes.
  • The use of clingfilm has been drastically reduced in our kitchen by using airtight containers whenever possible.
  • We make all our own bread and biscuits so there is no plastic packaging involved.
  • We buy loose tomatoes, mushrooms whenever possible.
  • Disposable plastic cups have been removed from bathrooms. Glasses and cups are provided in bedrooms.
  • Packed lunches are rarely requested but when they are provided we use paper bags purchased specifically for this purpose.
  • Our visitor information/welcome pack includes information about plastic disposal and we ask them to separate plastic items for recycling and to think about how they dispose of any single use plastic they have brought with them or intend to purchase whilst they are staying on Arran.
Alice’s Wonderland vegan/vegetarian B&B, Lamlash
Silver Accreditation
  • Visitors have china mugs
  • A china milk jug is returned to the ‘fridge’ during the day
  • Water is from the tap (or a filter jug)
  • Cotton buds are not supplied
  • Biscuits are from a biscuit tin
  • I try to buy products in cardboard packaging or vegetables in paper bags
  • I buy bloomer breads which have less packaging than sliced
  • I have ordered shampoo bars
  • In my welcome pack I am asking that guests are mindful of plastic use - could they re-fill their bottles rather than buying new ones
List your business here

Plastic-Free accreditation from TAP will tell your customers that you are managing your plastic well.

If you're an Arran business, get in touch and we'll arrange a visit to discuss

info@thinkaboutplastic-arran.co.uk