Pullingers has given up three single-use plastic items to qualify for the award by the charity Surfers Against Sewage, and support the efforts of the Farnham Plastic Free Group, Farnham Town Council and Rotary Club of Farnham.
Established in Farnham in 1850, Pullingers is renowned for its selection of art materials, stationery and craft materials for professional and amateur artists, hobbyists and designers of all ages.
Pullingers manager Angie admitted identifying three items of single-use plastic to give up had not been easy, given the supplier issues they had experienced over the previous 12 months.
As a team, they were keen to play their part for the environment and one of the items they chose to give up – greetings cards wrapped in plastic in favour of cards with no plastic wrapper – was well received by customers who commented favourably and recognised the contribution the shop was making towards reducing single-use plastic.
Pullingers joins a growing list of independent businesses which have qualified for plastic-free status including Farnham Wholefoods, Refillable (www. wearerefillable.co.uk), the Hogs Back Brewery and the Blue Bear Bookshop.