A NEW campaign aims to persuade homeowners in Gloucestershire to reduce the amount of money of solitary-use plastic they use.
The campaign – identified as Plastic Absolutely free July – will also give information and facts on what reusable and plastic-absolutely free alternate options are accessible.
It has been launched by the Gloucestershire Means and Waste Partnership, which is produced up of Gloucestershire County Council and the district councils, and follows a campaign in June identified as Know Your Plastics which aimed to improve the volume of plastic recycled effectively at kerbside.
A GCC spokesperson stated: “The the vast majority of plastic squander does not get reused and authorities imagine that 50 for every cent of plastic is one-use, this means it’s made to be made use of after just before remaining discarded.
“This has a massive environmental effects and is a contributor to local climate adjust.
“Single-use plastics involve objects this kind of as plastic water bottles, plastic packaging, plastic shopping bags and coffee cups.”
The campaign will emphasis on aspect’s of day-to-day lifestyle which use a lot of single-use plastic and recommend possibilities together with:
Beeswax wraps and tupperware rather of clingfilm
Obtaining loose as a substitute of pre-packaged
Plastic-free of charge splendor merchandise, eg shampoo bars
Plastic-free of charge intervals, eg time period trousers, menstrual cups and reusable tampon applicators
On the go
Reusables such as cups, bottles, straws and pint ‘glasses’ to minimize one-use plastic alternate options
In the back garden
Marketing composting at property about acquiring compost in luggage
Upcycling (producing new objects from aged things) and reusing plastic in the backyard
Cllr David Grey, cabinet member for atmosphere and preparing, claimed: “We are fully commited to generating a Greener Gloucestershire where by plastic-absolutely free dwelling and reusables are the norm.
“Decreasing our reliance on single use plastics is paramount to a sustainable upcoming in Gloucestershire for persons and wildlife.
“There are a lot of reusable or plastic-no cost choices you can use so I would inspire every person to believe about how they can lower one-use plastic.”
A list of stores in Gloucestershire which offer largely plastic-cost-free products has been compiled and can be uncovered at actiononplastic.org/plastic-cost-free-buying
Get included making use of #GreenerGloucestershire and #plasticfreejuly on social media to share your plastic-no cost tales, swaps and your reusable possibilities.
For extra details on the campaign take a look at gloucestershirerecycles.com/plastics