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Council encouraging staff to cut down plastic as part of Cleaner Coastlines campaign

PUBLISHED: 14:33 26 January 2018

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Staff at North Somerset Council are being encouraged to get rid of their plastic cups in favour of re-usable alternatives.

Staff are encouraged to take in their own mugs. Staff are encouraged to take in their own mugs.

The authority is supportive of the Mercury’s Cleaner Coastlines campaign, which aims to achieve plastic-free coastline status for Weston.

Staff have been asked to do their bit for the environment by taking in mugs and glasses to use for hot drinks and water.

People are also encouraged to refill drinks bottles.

Although plastic bottles can be recycled, it is estimated around 44 per cent of them in the UK are not.

It takes around 450 years for a plastic bottle to break down, although some take even longer.

A council spokesman said: “We have also asked staff to share good ideas and make suggestion on how we can reduce, reuse or recycle further.

“These suggestions will be communicated to staff through our weekly e-bulletin.”

MORE: Thousands of students taking action over plastic.

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