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Ferry company to cut plastic usage

Luke Webb

BBC Radio Guernsey

Condor Ferries is aiming to reduce the use of plastics on its ferries by 75% in the next two years.

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It comes after the ferry company said it will see one million single-use items replaced by compostable and re-usable products this year.

Condor has already introduced a number of vegetable-based cutlery and coffee cups but wants to do more to reduce the "plastic circulation" on its vessels in the future.

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Each year, passengers use more than one million pieces of plastic cutlery, cups and straws - the company says these will be removed from circulation by the by the end of 2019.

Condor CEO Paul Luxon says he's sure passengers will "welcome the changes", with testing already taking place to introduce items such as biodegradable water bottles and seaweed packaging.