This coming Thursday sees a public meeting to look at ways to combat plastic waste:
Futures Forum: Make Sidmouth plastic free > meeting Thursday 22nd February > reports
Meanwhile, councils around the country are taking action:
Kirklees could be the first council in the country to ban single use plastic waste - Huddersfield Examiner
Ards and North Down Council BANS single use plastics - now they want others to follow - Belfast Live
Brighton council passes motion to ban single-use plastics | Resource Magazine
East Devon might be next, with a motion going to the next full council meeting on Wednesday 28th February:
Motion – Reducing the use of single-use plastics by 2020:
“That this Council resolves to lead by example to reduce the use of single-use plastic with a
goal of zero single-use plastics by 2020.
Washable options will be favoured and any
unavoidable disposable goods purchased henceforth will be of the compostable variety.
addition Members commit to making alternative choices to reduce their own use of
disposable plastic items and packaging."
Proposed by Councillor Cathy Gardner
Seconded by Councillor Eleanor Rylance
Supported by Councillor Val Ranger, Councillor Peter Faithfull, Councillor Eileen Wragg,
Councillor Marianne Rixson, Councillor Geoff Jung, Councillor Susie Bond, Councillor Dawn
Manley, Councillor Peter Burrows, Councillor John Dyson, Councillor David Barratt,
Councillor Matthew Booth, Councillor Megan Armstrong.
Agenda for CouncilWednesday, 28 February 2018; 6.30pm