Plastic-free studio inspiring Merton businesses

Updated: Jan 16, 2019


Sustainable Merton is delighted to have Crown Lane Studio championing our #PlasticFreeMerton campaign. The studio, based in Morden, is a shining example of how businesses can make a difference in the fight against plastic pollution. Co-Director - John Merriman, tells us more about their efforts...


Sustainable Ethos

Our aim is for Crown Lane to make as little impact on the planet as possible, and for our client experience to be unaffected or even enhanced by the changes.


What changes have we made

Being “Plastic Free” is currently the environmental focus in the UK. We have been a sustainable studio for a number of years now, and this has many facets.


Here are ten changes we’ve made, specifically to become #PlasticFree:

  1. We provide all artists with reusable water bottles that we keep in the fridge. Each lid is a different colour so musicians know which is theirs, and the bottles are aesthetically beautiful and feel great to drink from retap.com

  2. Our hand soaps are all refillable and made from natural ingredients that don’t harm the oceans - ethicalsuperstore.com

  3. Our instrument and microphone cables are assembled on-site, using all metal plugs, and the cables, although plastic based (there is currently no alternative), are made in the UK, and shipped carbon-neutrally from the warehouse next door to the factory canford.co.uk

  4. Our gift packages are made from cardboard, and printed on sustainable paper and card - crownlanestudio.co.uk

  5. Our guitar strings are sold in cardboard packaging, and we have a deposit box on site to recycle them - musicradar.com