Local businesswoman Bushra who runs the Zafran 5-in-1 takeaway in Palmerstown Village has come up with a new invention to tackle single use plastic cutlery. The Outlery set of cutlery is a portable cutlery set made of metal which can be screwed together for use and then tucked neatly away in its metal box. In order to start producing the metal cutlery sets she is launching a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to raise capital for the next stage. Bushra was inspired to go plastic free by her children who go to school locally and have been learning about the devastating effects of plastic pollution on our environment. Bushra has been working with Clondalkin councillor Madeleine Johansson and Kellie Sweeney from People Before Profit following a campaign to encourage local businesses to go plastic free.
People Before Profit representative for Lucan Kellie Sweeney said: “I have been part of organising a Plastic Free Lucan initiative together with local residents and we are looking for more local businesses to get on board. The biggest contributors to plastic pollution are large multi-national corporations, but by taking action locally we can put pressure on big business to follow the lead.”
Information on Outlery can be found at http://www.outlery.com