Drive to plastic free

Wetherby is pushing forward with its bid to become a single-use plastic free community.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 10:18 am
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Chairman of Wetherby Town Council climate committee, Coun Connor Mulhall said a meeting will take place with businesses and residents to make change happen, in the bid to slow climate change.

“Wetherby Town Council Climate Emergency Working group, ward councillors, local parish councils and Boston Spa and Wetherby Green Group have been working together to pilot a scheme with local businesses to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the town,” said Coun Mulhall.

“This is an important step for Wetherby to gain plastic-free town status, which was approved by Wetherby Town Council in 2019.

“We hope this initiative will drive down the amount of waste heading for landfill and decrease the amount of single use plastics seen within the town.”

As high streets reopen as the country eases out of lockdown, Coun Mulhall said they were looking to do this sustainably and responsibly.

Other key areas include food waste composting and recycling cans and glass.

“We are inviting anyone with an interest to our online discussions and Q&A about how we could move to a single use Plastic Free Community, on Monday May 17, from 7.30pm. We would like to pilot a scheme locally with Wetherby Climate Committee, Forge Recycling and local composter the Maltings to close the loop with single use takeaway packaging.”

Join in the meeting on Zoom at this address : Meeting ID: 863 1249 9504 Passcode: 600338