Broxtowe Commits To Tackling Single Use Plastics
The action plan is designed to help support local, national and global efforts to reduce the use of single use plastics and includes:
- Auditing what single use plastics the Council currently uses in its activities
- Assessing use of single use plastics by partners and contractors and seek their commitment to support the Council’s Action Plan.
- Highlighting the issues of single use plastics to residents and businesses and encourage them to use alternatives.
- Looking at plastic use at Council events particularly Community Events.
Generally the term single-use plastic includes all products that are made wholly or partly of plastic and are typically intended to be used just once and/or for a short period of time before being disposed of. Examples of items commonly recognised as single-use plastics include: takeaway boxes, disposable coffee cups, stirrers, plastic wrap, polystyrene packaging and cigarette filters.
Following a Government Consultation, the Council submitted a joint response with other Nottinghamshire District Councils and developed an action plan to support the global effort to reduce the use of single use plastics.