A famous Fife chip shop which serves suppers in containers made from plants has been commended for its efforts to go green.
Anstruther Fish Bar’s packaging and tableware is fully compostable and takes only 180 days to break down.
Straws, cups, bowls and plates which look like plastic are in fact made of plant starch.
Even the gloves and bin bags are compostable.
The multi-award-winning chip shop, which has fed royalty and A-list celebrities, is the first business in the town to be named a plastic-free champion by marine conversation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).
Community group Plastic Free Anstruther, a project formed under the SAS umbrella, presented staff with a plaque to mark the achievement.
Plastic Free Anstruther, set up last year, aims to achieve plastic-free status for the town through the SAS campaign.
Two more businesses are soon expected to follow Anstruther Fish Bar in being rewarded for their efforts to eradicate single-use plastics.
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Plastic Free Anstruther leader Alice Pearson said: “We were absolutely delighted to receive confirmation from Surfers Against Sewage that the Anstruther Fish Bar has met the requirements to become a plastic-free champion.
“We hope they will act as an inspiration to other local businesses, to demonstrate that cutting out single-use plastic is achievable.
“More and more consumers are demanding that the businesses they support have given thought to this issue, and in a coastal community reliant on the health of our marine environment it is obvious why it matters.
“Now we can enjoy our fish supper knowing that it isn’t damaging the sea.”
Plastic Free Anstruther meets monthly. As well as working with local businesses the group organises regular beach cleans.
Surfers Against Sewage is a national movement which helps to tackle the 12 million tonnes of litter which enter oceans each year.
As well as co-ordinating a network of plastic-free communities and schools, it oversees beach cleans across the UK.
Plastic pollution is its main focus but it also works on climate change, water quality and coastal development issues.