The City of Ely Council approved a motion to reduce the use of plastics at the Full Council meeting, 2nd July 2018.  It was agreed the Council resolve the following:

  • Lead by example to reduce the use of single-use plastic with a goal of zero single-use plastics by 2020.  Washable options will be favoured and any unavoidable disposable goods purchased henceforth will be of the compostable variety.
  • Play its role in helping to educate members of the public about plastic waste, specifically by including information for members of the public on reducing plastic waste in both online and written materials.
  • Encourage suppliers to eliminate single-use plastics and to take account of the single use plastic, reuse and recycling policies of suppliers in awarding contracts.