Shaftesbury area shops are being encouraged not to sell disposable, instant barbeques. And the public are being encouraged not to buy them.
Last year, Shaftesbury firefighters helped tackle the devastating Wareham Forest fire for ten days. Litter Free Dorset says there are over 400 open space fires in the county each year. Several incidents have been caused by disposable barbeques.
Sophie Colley of Litter Free Dorset says retailers’ response to the campaign has been ‘mixed’.