D.T. Law Butcher’s Vow To Ditch Single-Use Plastic

Darren Law opened the doors to his butcher shop 24 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. DT Laws Butchers and Deli shop in Haslingden has come a long way in those 24 years, winning multiple awards and employing 14 members of staff.

And now, the award-winning butchers has decided to cut back on its single-use plastics in a bid to ‘protect the world for future generations’.

A Family-Run Butcher’s Shop

The butcher shop prides itself on providing quality, locally sourced meat and delicious pies, all of which are prepared and cooked on the premises.

Some years ago, when the butchers outgrew its little shop on Blackburn Road, Darren bought the building next door and expanded his business. Today, he runs the butchers, bakers and delicatessen with his son Greg, alongside 13 staff members.

DT Laws butchers Haslingden

The shop has everything you would expect from a valley butcher and more. Along with its wide range of poultry and cooked meats, the butchers and deli shop has a selection of mouth-watering pies, pastries and even exotic meats! There is also a range of cheese, fresh free-range eggs, bread and fresh vegetables.

In 2018, DT Laws Butchers and Deli was crowned the county’s champion pork pie maker at the Lancashire Pork Pie Appreciation Society awards. And this year, the much-loved butcher shop scooped two trophies at the R Awards.

DT Law’s was awarded the top Valley at Work Award for its innovation and ambition and bagged the Business of the Year trophy for businesses employing more than 11 staff.

The butcher’s shop was also highly commended in the Independent Retailer category. Something tells us they’re going to need a bigger trophy shelf!

The Butcher’s Shop That Is Cutting Down On Single-Use Plastics

DT Law’s recently announced that it’s cutting down on up to 90% of its single-use plastic. The announcement has been praised by customers, old and new, and many others around the valley and beyond.

To cut down on its plastic, DT Law’s has swapped its plastic counter bags for sealed and fresh bags, which are made from paper and plant extract and are fully compostable.

It has also replaced its plastic meat wrapping sheets with waxed Kraft paper and has swapped its black plastic containers for cardboard containers with a heat seal lid.

The plastic clamshell containers have been swapped for a white clamshell made from sugarcane and there is now a 10p charge for carrier bags.

Darren, Greg and the rest of the team also encourage their customers to bring their own carrier bags and even their own Tupperware tubs to carry their meat in.

Darren and Greg described these changes as ‘small but significant’ and stated that “If we all make small insignificant changes in our day to day life, we can all help stop global warming together and protect the world for future generations”.

Supporting Local Charities

DT Law’s Butchers and Deli also supports numerous charities in the local area and is regularly donating raffle prizes to charitable events including those at local schools.

The butcher’s shop donates meat parcels every week to Beat The Streets; a homeless charity in Bury. The volunteer-led homeless kitchen opened in March this year and provides the homeless people of Bury with food parcels, hot drinks and other treats.

Visit DT Law’s Butchers

DT Law’s Butchers and Deli is open 7am-5:30pm Monday to Friday and 7am-4pm Saturdays. If you’d like to try the quality selection of meat, poultry, pies and more, head to the shop or order online and have it delivered to your door.

For news and updates on DT Laws Butchers, you can find them on Facebook.

Rossendale Food And Drink Guide

If you’d like to read more about DT Law’s Butchers or discover more amazing food and drink establishments in Haslingden and surrounding areas, check out our Food And Drink Guide.

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