Reducing single use plastics
Published on 10th April 2018
Paper cups and wooden stirrers have replaced plastic cups and stirrers at Cheltenham Borough Council’s offices.
The move away from using Polyethylene PE is part of the council’s wider plan to reduce the amount of single use plastics it buys wherever possible, as well as a push to recycle any unavoidable plastics purchased by the authority.
Council officers and members will also be encouraging partner organisations to choose alternatives to plastics wherever it’s practical for them to do so.
Lead officer and director of resources, Mark Sheldon, says: “Whilst we are not a big consumer of single use plastics, we’re endeavouring to play our part by reducing the amount of plastic products we do buy and use to support environmental improvement.
“We would also like to encourage our local residents and organisations to think of the environment and do the same wherever it’s possible to do so.
“Now that we know how harmful single use plastics are to the environment and that there are more environmentally friendly alternatives, there is no reason to continue to use them.”
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