The high profile week of activities was just the start of the city’s commitment to tackling the scourge of plastic waste and finding a more sustainable future. Keep up to date with all the latest developments on tackling plastic in Plymouth by searching #PlasticsPledgePlym on social media.
Plan For Plastics
The new Ocean City Plan For Plastics is being launched and will detail our broader commitment as a city to reducing single use plastics in the city. It is one of Plymouth City Council’s pledges, along with trialling the use of a new sea-bin to collect plastics and other solid materials directly from the sea. The Plan is being launched on Friday 8 June and will be available to download shortly.
The delivery of the Plan for Plastics will be driven, monitored and supported by the Britain’s Ocean City Plastics Task Force, with representatives from the public, private, voluntary and academic sectors.
Plan for Plastics [PDF, 11MB]
What can I do?
There are lots of things you can do to help your local environment and help to tackle the scourge of single use plastics.
Buy a reuseable cup
You could buy one of the new One Plymouth / Britain’s Ocean City branded reuseable cups. These are available from a range of outlets in Plymouth or you can buy one on the One Plymouth website.
Take part in a litter pick
You could volunteer to do a litter pick in your local park or other green space Visit our Volunteer with nature page for more information.
Do a beach clean
The National Marine Aquarium organise a number of beach cleans throughout the year and you can find out more on the National Marine Aquarium website.
Recycle all you can
In Plymouth, most hard plastic items – such as milk bottles, plastic food punnets, and a lot of plastic packaging – can be recycled. Research by WRAP has found that more than 50 per cent of bathroom items –such as shampoo and shower gel bottles – are thrown in the bin when they could in fact be recycled. Find out all you can recycle on our What goes in each bin page.
Partners involved in the Britain’s Ocean City Plastics Taskforce
This is such an important issue that no single organisation can do this alone so partners from a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations have joined together to have maximum impact through the Britain’s Ocean City Plastics Taskforce.
- Plymouth City Council
- Plymouth Waterfront Partnership
- Destination Plymouth
- Environment Plymouth
- National Marine Aquarium
- University of Plymouth
- Plymouth Community Homes
- Theatre Royal Plymouth
- Marine Biological Association
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory
- Environment Agency