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We want to let everyone know what Greater Manchester businesses are doing to reduce their avoidable single-use plastics.

Celebrating and sharing good practice is an important part of the campaign and more case studies will be added to our website as the campaign progresses. If you have a great story to tell about your journey towards becoming single-use plastic free and choosing more sustainable options, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you!

Latest Success Stories

SeaStraw

November 20, 2018
Working with pubs, bars, restaurants and other businesses using disposable food items ...they help the businesses to tr....

Paper Bee Straws

November 15, 2018
Paper bee straws are creating a plastic-free buzz around Greater Manchester Their arrival is part of a growing range of....

Grindsmith

November 15, 2018
Grindsmith began as a paperless business ...but for owner Pete, that just simply was not enough! The next step was to u....

Fulfilled

November 15, 2018
Fulfilled is the brain child of Abbie Sellers ...a person on a mission to inspire and educate others to reduce their pl....

Flourish

November 6, 2018
The products on offer ...are free from single-use plastics, and the business was created in response to owner Nikki’s....

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.

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.