Plastic Free

Marina cafe owners aim to become plastic-free – Henley Standard

THE owners of a Wargrave café are doing their bit to help save the planet.

Gemma Naughton and Lisa Anacora, who own Cwtch at Willow Marina, say the business is almost plastic-free and they discourage single-use containers.

The couple, who live in Tokers Green, opened the café a year ago but had to close in March due to the coronavirus lockdown and only
re-opened on August 24.

Miss Naughton, 37, said: “We are both really passionate about the planet and climate change.

“We adopted most of our policies straight away but it has become more difficult with covid.

“‘Disposable’ has become a lot more popular again, which really worries us.

“People want to wear disposable masks and gloves and we are trying to do all we can to keep people safe but we want to have reusable items where possible.

“We use gloves that are biodegradable rather than plastic. They are single-use but will degrade at landfill.

“We still don’t sell anything at all that is in plastic, so you can’t even buy