Ensuring a sustainable environment

Cracking down on single use plastics

Plymouth City Council

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Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council has pledged to ban single-use plastics ahead of the European deadline of 2021. The council is working with partners to implement a ban in the city by 2020, starting with a voluntary code of conduct. All the council’s buildings will go single-use plastic free by September 2019, and all events on Plymouth City Council land will be required to show how single-use plastic will be eliminated, replaced by alternatives, or at the very least, reduced to an absolute minimum. A ‘Plan for Plastics’ is being produced to eliminate plastic from the natural environment. This is a truly citywide collaboration of businesses, education organisations, research establishments and communities.