19 Jul 2018
Eliminating plastic cups and bottles, reducing the number of plastic bin liners and using caterers with compostable plastics are just some of the ways Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses to commit to a plastic free office.
From the 23 until 27 July, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Glasgow Over Plastic, asks businesses across the city to #SendPlasticPacking, as they take steps to reduce the amount of single use plastic consumed in the workplace.
The campaign, part of Plastic Free July, looks for organisations across Glasgow to adopt initiatives from the Plastic Free Promise into current business models. The one-page document outlines various methods which can be added to company policy, encouraging business leaders and employees across the city to rethink the way plastic is used on a daily basis.
From coffee in reusable cups, lunch in Tupperware and shopping in a tote bag, there are various small changes that businesses can make to both improve environmental impact and reduce costs from single use items.
Companies already committed to the campaign include Locavore, Cauda and Young Enterprise Scotland.
Circular Glasgow, hosted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, is working directly with local businesses across all sectors in the city supporting the adoption of circular ambitions.
Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said “As part of our ambition to position Glasgow as a leading circular city, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is committed to reducing and eliminating our own reliance on single-use plastic.
“Through our campaign #SendPlasticPacking, we hope to build a movement amongst the city’s businesses to reduce single-use plastic while raising awareness of the business benefits of going plastic free.”
Businesses looking to join the #SendPlasticPacking campaign can access the Plastic Free Promise: https://www.circularglasgow.com/plastic-free-july