Tag Archives : Plan For Plastics


Plymouth marks 10th anniversary of Climate Change Act

It is 10 years since the Climate Change Act, which commits the UK to an 80 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions by 2050. To celebrate this, Plymouth is renewing its pledge to not only be a carbon neutral city by 2050 but to halve emissions by 2034. Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet member for […]


Polar Bears set loose with plastic message in Plymouth this winter

The Arctic, oceans, polar bears and single-use plastics have all been brought together in a new family activity this winter in Plymouth Britain’s Ocean City. 20 polar bear cubs have been set loose across Plymouth’s waterfront, each with a bear fact that sends a serious message on how single-use plastics are affecting the oceans and […]


Plymouth to get rid of single-use plastics before Europe deadline

Plymouth City Council has reacted to the recent European Parliament vote to ban single-use plastics by 2021 by saying that the city won’t be waiting that long to make further efforts to stop polluting the oceans with items such as tea stirrers, straws, plastic bags and water bottles. Councillor Sue Dann, the Council’s Cabinet Member […]


Volunteers needed for Plymouth’s biggest ever beach clean

Plymouth is looking for volunteers this month to take part in the biggest ever beach clean as part of the city’s ongoing work to tackle plastic pollution and reduce single use plastics. Beach clean organised by a range of community groups take place in Plymouth throughout the year but the UK’s leading marine charity, the […]


Plymouth to apply for funding to be UK’s first Marine Park

Plymouth’s ambition to be the UK’s first National Marine Park is taking another step forward with a funding bid now being worked up following a successful meeting between Council leader Tudor Evans OBE and Government representatives. Plymouth City Council is developing a preliminary Expression of Interest bid for EU and DEFRA funding to help progress […]


Channel swimmer highlights importance of tackling plastics pollution

Plymouth got a high profile boost for both its Plan for Plastics and a potential bid for National Marine Park status when Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of the Oceans, stopped by in Britain’s Ocean City as part of The Long Swim. Lewis, who was born in Plymouth but now lives in Africa, is swimming the […]


Plymouth achieves UK city district first as Plastic Free Waterfront as it launches ambitious plan to tackle single use plastics

On the same day that Plymouth becomes the first UK city district to announce its accreditation with ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status for its iconic waterfront, a major new plan to tackle single use plastics and plastic pollution in Plymouth is being launched by key partners in the city. The Plan For Plastics, which is being […]


Plymouth launches new reusable drinking bottles as part of week of action on plastics

A new reusable drinking bottle has been launched by partners in Plymouth as part of a campaign to reduce single use plastics in the city. The new Britain’s Ocean City and One Plymouth branded bottles are now available to buy at shops across the city. They were officially launched by delegates at the International Marine […]


Partners in Plymouth join forces for week of action on plastics

Organisations across Plymouth are working together to tackle the issue of single use plastics and plastic pollution, with a week of action taking place from 1 – 8 June 2018. Environment Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth City Council are just some of the organisations getting involved with the week, which includes a series […]