Single use plastics

Single use plastics include food containers, drinks cups, plastic bags, some plastic bottles and plastic crockery and cutlery.

Plastic pollution is incredibly harmful for all living things and their habitats.

Each person in England uses an average of 18 single-use plastic plates and 37 items of plastic cutlery every year, according to Defra, while just 10% of those are recycled.

We have set a target to become single use plastic free councils by 2024. So far we have undertaken audits of our sites and removed single use plastics from our hot drink provision.

Norfolk Recycles has some excellent tips on how you can reduce your single use plastics.

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