THE Conservative Group on Redditch Borough Council have accepted the challenge from town MP Rachel Maclean to go ‘plastic free’ at the Town Hall.
However it’s recognised it may take some time to implement.
Council Leader Matt Dormer said: “We will need our officers to look at where we are using single-use plastics, why they are being used, and what can be done to switch away from them along with the associated cost and timescales.
“Some of these issues will then need to be considered by the full council or its committees.
“But I do feel we can make a quick start in some areas, such as the removal of single-use plastic water cups in meetings at the Town Hall.
“We will be replacing these as soon as possible with good old-fashioned glass.
“Our election campaign was clear we would be working for a cleaner, greener and safer Redditch and a reduction in single-use plastics is very much part of this approach.”
On hearing the news Mrs Maclean said: “I am delighted the Conservatives on Redditch Borough Council are making a strong start as they take control of the authority by accepting my challenge to make the council ‘plastic free’ as soon as possible.”