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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 2024. 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 pledge to work together towards a shared vision of eradicating avoidable single use plastics from catering, labs and stationery by 2022. This is part of a wider commitment to lead the way on sustainability and achieve carbon neutral campuses across Greater Manchester by 2038.

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Scientists predict there will be
250 million metric tons of plastic
in the ocean by 2030.
By 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans
than there are fish.


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


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

Success Stories

Refill Greater Manchester

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Paper Bee Sip Straws

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Paper Bee Straws

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Refill Greater Manchester

Join the Refill Revolution and Put Your Tap on the Map!!

If you’re a business with a tap and can offer free refills to the public, then all you need to do is add a few details to the Refill App. Once your station is live, you’ll be ready to welcome thirsty refillers and benefit from increased exposure and footfall as a result.

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