Fareham Borough Council has launched a campaign to reduce use of Single Use Plastic (SUP) in the Borough.
The starting point of the campaign is the Council's own use of plastic, with the creation of a new policy on SUP. The policy includes a commitment by the Council to:
Where appropriate, leases and licences for catering concessions, commercial properties and community centres, will include a clause requiring the organisation to reduce their use of SUP in line with the Council's policy.
A member of the Council's Streetscene team will be working with schools, businesses and other groups, providing tips on how they can reduce their own use of plastic. Residents will also notice new posters around the Borough and there'll be plastic updates and giveaways on the Council's social media.
Executive Member for Streetscene at Fareham Borough Council, Councillor Simon Martin, said: "We're hearing more and more about the impact plastic is having on the environment, especially the oceans. By having this policy in place, the Council is making a formal commitment to change. We will work with local business to encourage them to phase-out SUP products and through our awareness campaign we hope to change habits among residents."
If you know of an event or group which the SUP Engagement Officer could visit you can send your suggestion via firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information contact:
The Communications Team, Tel: 01329 824310
fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: email@example.com
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