LEVEL1, the open-air terrace at Grafton Multi Storey car park, has been awarded the Plastic Free Champion Award for their commitment to ditching single use plastic.
The Plastic Free Champion Award recognises businesses that are working their way to free themselves from avoidable throwaway plastic.
LEVEL1 joined the Plastic Free Worthing community last year and has since been working hard to eliminate single use plastic on site, with no plastic water bottles, no sauce sachets and no single use food packaging.
Plastic Free Worthing is part of a larger network of community groups run by Surfers Against Sewage, a grassroots environmental charity, dedicated to the protection of the ocean, waves, beaches and wildlife through reducing the use of plastic bottles. The UK uses a staggering 38.5 million single-use plastic bottles every day. Just over half are recycled, the rest end up in landfill.
Innovative property company, QED are behind LEVEL 1. Harry Smith, Director at QED said:
“As an orgaisation that is committed to regeneration we are passionate about the environment. We are pleased to have been recognised for our commitment and that of all the food and beverage businesses at LEVEL1 to eliminating single use plastic.
“We have been working with Plastic Free Worthing for 9 months now and have joined their monthly beach cleans in Worthing on the 2nd Sunday so we would love for the Worthing community to join us to get our community plastic free.
LEVEL 1 opened in July 2021 and is home to local Worthing food businesses, responsible sourced sea food specialists Golden Barracuda, distinctive BBQ experts Wood X Coal and National Pizza Award winners Pizzaface. Drinks provided by Sussex based coffee shop FIKA and independent craft beer, wines, and spirits from across the county supplied by Bison Beach Bar.
Image credit: QED