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SIGN THE PLEDGE

Greater Manchester is setting its businesses, organisations, residents, workers and visitors a challenge.

Help us stamp out avoidable single-use plastics and make a positive change to our city-region. We will work together to make more sustainable choices about the products we use, the way we work, and the way we live our lives.

Sign the pledge and we’ll send you the support and information you need to start reducing your avoidable single-use plastic use…including how to order the iconic Manchester Bee Paper Straw!

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REASONS TO MAKE A CHANGE

250 METRIC
TONNES

Scientists predict there will be
250 million metric tons of plastic
in the ocean and by 2050.
More plastic in the oceans
than there are fish.

9 BILLION
PLASTIC STRAWS

It is estimated that somewhere between 5 billion - 9 billion single-use plastic straws are thrown away in the UK every year

400 YEARS
TO DEGRADE

Plastic straws are used on
average for 20 minutes, but can
take over 400 years to degrade.

Success Stories

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SeaStraw

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Paper Bee Straws

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Grindsmith

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Fulfilled

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Flourish

The products on offer ...are free from single-use plastics, and the business was created in response to owner Nikki’s frustration at how difficult it can be to find pl....

Manchester Bee Straw

Paper bee straws are creating a plastic-free buzz around Greater Manchester

Bee-themed paper straws have been launched at bars and restaurants across Greater Manchester as part of a step-change approach to eradicating single-use plastics across Greater Manchester.

 

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SEE HOW YOU COULD HELP

On this site you’ll find lots of information, advice and guidance to help you reduce the amount of single-use plastics you use. We want to help you make the right choices – whether that’s choosing to remove some products, choosing a re-usable alternative or switching to easily recyclable or compostable items. We’ll soon be launching our single-use plastic audit which will help your business to understand its current usage of single-use plastic (and disposables more generally) and identify where changes can be made. The first step is to sign our pledge and commit to take action to reduce avoidable single-use plastics across Greater Manchester. By making a commitment today you can help to make Greater Manchester one of the greenest UK city regions. Once you’ve signed we’ll be in touch with further support and information.

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