With plastic production set to increase from the current global production of 300 million tonnes per year, so too will the volume of plastic waste. Cities are already at the forefront of the battle against plastic use and waste, so what is your city doing to reduce its use of unnecessary and single use plastic and move towards sustainable products?
EUROCITIES’ plastics declaration fosters a commitment by cities to curb plastic use and develop a strategy to significantly reduce plastic waste by 2021. We’ve teamed-up with WWF to take the fight against plastic to the global level with the Plastic Smart Cities Initiative. The EUROCITIES Plastic Declaration is the European branch of this global battle to take back control of our cities, significantly reducing plastic consumption and eliminating single-use plastic all together.
Among the cities that already signed the Plastics declaration are Helsinki, Oslo, Bergen, Mezitli, Malaga, Porto, Guimaraes, Braga, Zaragoza, Varna, Florence, Turin, Mannheim, Reims, Munster, Dusseldorf, Ghent, Dortmund, Amsterdam, Bristol, and Leeds (for the map of all cities that signed the declaration, please visit the Plastic Smart Cities website). Please share your best practices by filling in the template attached!