Make eco-friendly changes
* Switch to eco-friendly products that don’t pass harmful chemicals into the water supply
* Add a microfibre catcher to washing machines to prevent fibres from being released into the sea that can end up in the food chain.
* Reduce and recycle single-use plastics.
* Provide marked recycling bins that are easily accessible to customers.
* Make simple switches; try using plastic-free teabags like Yorkshire Tea.
* Find new ways to package food and goods like paper bags and trays before Oct 2023.
* Join the Refill app and offer free tap water for use in reusable bottles
Create new wildlife habitats.
* Add bee-friendly plants and flowers into your gardens or hanging baskets to create pollen highways across the Yorkshire Coast.
* Install bird boxes, or make your own to encourage wildlife in your gardens.
* Switch to a natural pesticide to maintain your grounds to help project vital pollinators.
Sign-up to support marine and wildlife organisations
* Join the £1 Whitby Lobster Hatchery pledge and donate the funds to help restock the local lobster supply.
* If you operate in a National Park area, why not become one of their champions to promote sustainable tourism
* Check out the resources that Living Seas Centre has created; these are downloadable and could be a great additional tool for cafes and restaurants that provide kids drawing pads.
* Join in with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts’ pledge to keep our seas and waterways clear
• Share guidance with customers about Seal Safety, produced by the Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership