2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Has the council reduced single use plastic in its buildings and events?

Question code
7.1a
Section
Waste Reduction & Food
Topic
Single Use Plastic
Source
Volunteer Research
Question weight
Low

Criteria

Criteria met if the council has successfully stopped using some single use plastic in the council office buildings and events. This excludes schools, leisure centres and other council buildings.

Points will be awarded if the council has done 2 or more of the following:
- installing water drinking fountains on the council estate/public spaces
- banning plastic cups for water
- reducing plastic packaging
- reducing the use of two or more of the following: plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks), plates, straws, beverage stirrers, balloon sticks or food and cup containers made of expanded polystyrene; including their covers and lids at their external events.

Clarifications

Single use plastic or disposable plastics are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. They are made from fossil fuels like petroleum and can be very hard to recycle.

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file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/190607_Plastic_Free_Birmingham_Inquiry_Report.pdf
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council1/1blackburn.gov.uk
democracy.blackburn.gov.uk
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theboltonnews.co.uk
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council1/1bcpcouncil.gov.uk
parkcafes.co.uk
Bracknell Forest Council1/1bracknell-forest.gov.uk
Brighton and Hove City Council1/1thelivingcoast.org.uk
brighton-hove.gov.uk
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bristol.gov.uk
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calderdale.gov.uk
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resource.co
cityoflondon.gov.uk
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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar1/1gov.scot
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fife.gov.uk
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