Decision details

Notice of Motion - Single Use Plastics

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decisions:

Cabinet considered the Notice of Motion which had been moved by Councillor Rhoda Bailey and seconded by Councillor H Davenport at the Council meeting on 26 July 2018 and referred to Cabinet for consideration:

 

“We know how harmful single use plastics are to the environment; indeed in 2017 the National Federation of Women’s Institutes called on the Government and industry to research and develop innovative solutions to stop the accumulation of micro plastic fibres in our oceans.

 

We urge full Council endorsement of this campaign and in so doing seek to eliminate all single use plastic within CEC managed buildings and facilities by 2020 and seek to encourage the elimination of single use plastic within its supply chain by 2025.”

 

Councillors Rhoda Bailey attended the meeting and spoke in support of the motion.

 

It was suggested that the use of cars, cheap fashion, milk containers and retail packaging should also be considered and that the issue of single use plastics be raised with Town and Parish Councils. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet

 

1        endorse the National Federation of Women’s Institutes campaign to reduce micro plastic fibres in our oceans – ‘End Plastic Soup’;

 

2        agree that the Council should aim to eliminate all single use plastic within CEC managed buildings by 2020 and to eliminate single use plastic within its supply chain by 2025; and

 

3        that a progress report be brought to Cabinet in 6 months and to include consideration of the use of cars, cheap fashion, milk containers and retail packaging and raising awareness with Town and Parish Councils.

Publication date: 11/10/2018

Date of decision: 09/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 09/10/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 12/10/2018

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