Plymouth City Council

West Hoe

Our Plastic Free culture

Plymouth City Council is involved with many green and blue environmental projects.

The Council is a member of the Plastics Task Force and a partner in the EU Interreg Preventing Plastic Pollution project. This project aims collect data, trial interventions and transform the behaviour within various sectors.

They have been working with others to raise awareness and to tackle the plastic already blighting our environment by:

  • Encouraging positive behaviour change and sharing best practice and learning 
  • Eliminating three items of single use plastic from everyday use
  • Making sure plastic does not enter our environment as litter and so reducing the impact on habitats, ocean life and climate change

About our business

Plymouth City Council is the local authority for Plymouth, providing services and information to many of the area’s 262,700 residents as well as businesses and visitors.

They are one of the largest employers in Britain’s Ocean City, employing over 2,500 employees, covering a wide range of occupations from health consultant, park ranger, children’s social worker, refuse driver, registrar, housing delivery officer and customer support assistant.

They are also behind Plymouth’s Plan for Plastics pledge, which details the broader commitment as a city to reducing single-use plastics in the city.

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