Published: 12th Jul 2019

Nottingham City Council has pledged to phase out its use of single-use plastic by 2023. Among the actions the council plans to take are reducing its use of plastic at public events, promoting the use of refillable water bottles and replacing recycling bags with wheelie bins. The council’s Energy Services Team will set up a voluntary Plastics Taskforce to lead the actions needed to help it meet its goal. Growing public concern about the environment and the impact of plastics on natural landscapes were the reasons the council gave for deciding to make the move. Sally Longford, deputy leader of Nottingham City Council and portfolio holder for energy, environment, and democratic services, said: ‘I have been working with various teams to address ways in which we can become less reliant on single-use plastics. This is not a simple task and each area of the council will have its own priorities … (To read the full article, subscribe below)