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Single Use Plastics

Single Use Plastics also known as disposable plastics, are commonly used for plastic packaging and include items intended to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These include, among other items, grocery bags, food packaging, bottles, straws, containers, cups and cutlery. At the end of its useful life a product or packaging is recycled, incinerated, landfilled, dumped in uncontrolled sites, or littered in the environment.

One of the first initiatives, after our declaration of a Climate Emergency in 2019,  was to address the use of Single Use Plastics (SUP's) including development of our Single Use Plastics Strategy which will set out our aims with regard to SUP's within the borough minimising collection and disposal costs, reducing littering and improving the wider environment.

Read the Single Use Plastics Strategy (PDF) [1MB]

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