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- Mid and East Antrim BC

How is Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Tackling Plastic Pollution?

Plastic Promise

''Mid and East Antrim Council are committed to reducing single-use plastics within our Council buildings. Removal of plastic cups is the first step along the journey to reduce/eliminate all types of single-use plastic.

1.Council pledge to remove all single-use plastic cups from Council buildings, and to provide all staff with a re-usable water bottle. 

2.Council pledge to reduce our use of single-use plastics within our Council buildings over the next six to twelve months, and to encourage our suppliers to help us with this goal by identifying as many reusable and recyclable alternatives, as possible. 

3.Council pledge to continue with regular local beach cleans, local litter picks across the borough and continued educational and awareness sessions with local schools and community groups, in a bid to reduce the amount of single-use plastics in the environment, over the next twelve months and into the future. 

4.Council pledge to reduce the amount of single-use plastics used during events and will work will suppliers to source and use as many reusable and recyclable alternatives, as possible, over the next twelve months.''

5.Council pledge to reduce the amount of single use plastic purchased for operations including stationery, communications and cleansing.


Case Studies

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council - Deposit Return Scheme pilot (in partnership with Bryson and Cryptocycle)

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council - The June Plastic Challenge!


If you are from a Council and would like to update your Plastic Promise or have a case study that you would like to share with the Tackling Plastic team at Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, please get in touch: enquiries@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org.