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Tourism and Hospitality Pledge

Greater Manchester’s tourism and hospitality sector will aim to eradicate the use of single use plastics by 2020. Within the next 6 months, local businesses will set out a plan to achieve this and, as a first step, have begun to replace plastic straws with more sustainable alternatives. This is part of a wider scheme to make our industry more sustainable.

Business or Organisation Pledge

As a business in Greater Manchester we will help to eradicate the use of avoidable single use plastics by the end of 2020. With support, we will review our practices, and make more sustainable choices about the products we offer, and the ways we deliver our services.

Individual Pledge

As a resident, worker or visitor to Greater Manchester, I am taking on the challenge. I will help to eradicate the use of avoidable single use plastics in our city-region by the end of 2020. I will make more sustainable choices about the products I use, and the way I live my life.

Local Authority Pledge

As a local authority in Greater Manchester we will help to eradicate the use of avoidable single use plastics by the end of 2020. With support, we will review our practices, and make more sustainable choices about the products we use, and the way we deliver our services.

University/Educational Institution Pledge

As an educational establishment in Greater Manchester we will help to eradicate the use of avoidable single use plastics by the end of 2020. With support, we will review our practices, and make more sustainable choices about the products we use, and the way we deliver our services.

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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

SeaStraw

Working with pubs, bars, restaurants and other businesses using disposable food items ...they help the businesses to transition to sustainable alternatives and become pl....

Paper Bee Straws

Paper bee straws are creating a plastic-free buzz around Greater Manchester Their arrival is part of a growing range of initiatives that all contribute towards the Mayor....

Grindsmith

Grindsmith began as a paperless business ...but for owner Pete, that just simply was not enough! The next step was to use plastic packaging alternatives such as large re....

Fulfilled

Fulfilled is the brain child of Abbie Sellers ...a person on a mission to inspire and educate others to reduce their plastic waste footprint through sustainable shopping....

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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