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Single-use plastics

We're committed to reducing our use of single-use plastic.

That means removing the use of single-use plastic from our buildings and services where practical, reducing our usage where its use cannot be avoided and working towards finding ways to reduce unnecessary waste across Derbyshire.

We will:

  • recognise and avoid buying and using single-use plastics for use in council buildings and services, where possible
  • look for more sustainable alternatives
  • where suitable alternatives aren't available, make sure that single-use plastic products contain a recycled content of at least 30% or can themselves be recycled
  • work with suppliers to minimise their use of single-use plastics and encourage them to provide sustainable alternatives to any single-use plastic products they supply
  • work with event organisers to reduce and eliminate where possible single-use plastic across all Derbyshire events held on council land and property
  • raise awareness of the importance of disposing of single-use plastics properly to reduce the negative impact on wildlife, the environment and health
  • continue to help local communities and businesses by sharing best practice, supporting and promoting positive initiatives, campaigns and actions for reducing waste