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Emissions from waste which is generated and disposed of as a consequence of activities of Plymouth City Council are not currently known. However, actions undertaken in 2020 saw a review of the contracts the City Council has with providers of waste collection, which have now been standardised. Waste production has and will be analysed going forward.

The proposed actions on City Council waste for 2021 are:

2.5.1 - Install standardised and improved recycling facilities in all City Council corporate buildings.

2.5.2 - Create an internal online system to inform staff about spare equipment that is available for them to re-use.

2.5.3 - Reduce waste production to a minimum within grounds maintenance and ensure products from land management activities (such as timber) are repurposed for positive reuse.