Later this month, South Gloucestershire Council will become one of the first local authorities in the country to completely eliminate single-use cups at its offices. The move follows a successful Liberal Democrat motion to Council last May, which instructed the administration to take action.
Cllr Claire Young, who proposed the original motion, said: “Although it’s taken the administration longer to act than we had originally hoped, we are delighted to see our proposal finally put into action. This move will mean that locally 36,000 fewer unrecyclable cups will be thrown away each year. It may only be a small move in the big scheme of things, but if other local authorities and businesses follow South Gloucestershire’s lead, it could add up to a lot less needless waste.”