Managing Plastics

Are you seeking to develop a strategy to reduce the amount of plastics entering rivers and seas? Are you looking to understand the policies you could use to achieve this?

Are you concerned about the environmental and reputational risks associated with single-use plastics currently in use in your council run facilities such as leisure centres, libraries and offices?

Would you like to use your licensing powers to improve the management of single-use plastics at events in your constituency or country? Have you been inspired the UN Sustainable Development Goals to move towards more sustainable plastic use?

We can guide you through different methods and approaches used to prevent litter, based on in-depth research and evidence, or we can carry out a bespoke assessment specific to your area. We can help you be more strategic with your funds, identifying the most effective litter prevention measures available to suit your budget, context and demographics.

We can also advise you on what alternative materials and set-ups are available to phase out single-use plastics from your operations – this can sometimes result in savings and the creation of jobs as identified in the Circular Economy Zero Waste Strategy we developed for a Northern Irish region.

Our procurement experts can help you design and secure licenses and contracts that minimise plastic waste during large-scale events as well as helping to prevent microplastics from entering the natural environment. Did you know microplastics should be part of your air quality plan?

You’re in the right place if you’re interested in finding out more about:

  • Deposit refund schemes;
  • Developing a networking of water fountains;
  • Extended producer responsibility;
  • Taxes and charges;
  • Biopolymers and biodegradable plastic packaging;
  • Street cleansing and microplastics; and
  • Measures to promote reuse.

Contact one of our team if you would like to improve how your area manages plastic and the associated costs.