Local Lib Dem councillors have welcomed a move by South Gloucestershire Council to end the use of disposable cups at council facilities after the Cabinet approved the plan on Monday. This move follows a successful motion by Lib Dem councillors Claire Young and Mike Drew earlier this year, which required the Cabinet to take action.
Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Claire Young, said: “We welcome the fact that our motion received cross-party support and that the administration say that they will implement these changes by the end of the year, as we proposed. I’m proud that we were able to provide leadership to the Council on this issue and that South Gloucestershire will now become one of the first authorities in the country to take this step.”
Lib Dem councillor (Yate North) Mike Drew said: “This change should stop over 36,000 unrecyclable cups being thrown away every year. While we very much welcome the fact that Conservative administration have followed our lead on this issue, we will be pressing them to go even further in eliminating other unnecessary waste. The administration expects residents to reduce waste, with the introduction of smaller bins, so it’s only right that they practice what they preach.”