Eliminate throwaway takeaway containers

Throwaway single use plastics for takeaway food end up littering our highstreets (thinking of Camden Town and Kentish Town areas particularly) and spoil the beautiful Regent's Canal. But outdoor food options are part of what makes Camden so vibrant. Fortunately alternatives are available - here's some ways I think the council could hasten their phase out.

Require newly licenced premises to use biodegradeable options only

Have returnable Camden branded containers with a deposit attached.

Provide food recycling bins in key hotspots to aid separation and mean people are more likely to take their containers home

Provide water fountains

Why the contribution is important

Contaminated plastic waste is extremely difficult to recycle and rarely ever is. Camden's recycling rates are low and we need to get these up, but even more importantly we need to reduce our waste in the first place. Even the UK government has committed to phasing out plastics now albeit over an impossibly long timescale.

by tashclayton on January 12, 2018 at 10:19AM

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  • Posted by Rae_E January 16, 2018 at 14:22

    Great idea d=for taking a lead in this local area
  • Posted by GosOak4 January 22, 2018 at 18:20

    Four very good ideas. Also encourage schools to ask pupils not to bring drinks in disposable plastic containers and where there is a canteen not to sell drinks in plastic bottles. Similarly stop sale of disposable plastic bottles in any under council control.
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