Plastic Clever Penrith
Civic, business and community organisations within Penrith have come together to help develop a “Plastic Clever” strategy for Penrith to help reduce our dependence on disposable single-use plastic.
“Plastic Clever Penrith” is a coordinated local response to the growing realisation about the extent of damage we are doing to land and oceans though plastic pollution.
In order to help the businesses and residents of Penrith try to reduce their use of disposable single-use plastic, initial benchmarking data was collated by volunteers conducting a simple survey within local businesses. This information will enable us to develop projects which will help local business and residents reduce their use of disposable single use plastic.
Partner organisations involved in the project include Cumbria County Council, Eden District Council, PACT, Penrith Chamber of Trade, Cumbria Action for Sustainability and Penrith Business Improvement District.
We were delighted when news of this project was shared by the National Association of Local Councils in their article for the Society of Local Councils Clerks magazine, The Clerk in January 2020.
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