Businesses across Glasgow urged to reduce plastic use in the office

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Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses to eliminate plastic cups and bottles and reduce the use of plastic bin liners in the hope they will commit to a plastic free office.  

From the 23rd until the 27th July, the Commerce, in partnership with Glasgow Over Plastic, is asking companies across the city to #SendPlasticPacking as they take actions to decrease the amount of single-use plastic consumed in the workplace. 

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The campaign is part of Plastic Free July and will look for organisations to adopt initiatives from the Plastic Free Promise into current business models.  

Some of the suggestions to reduce plastic use from the Commerce include putting coffee in reusable cups, lunch in Tupperware and shopping in a tote bag.  

Companies already committed to the campaign include Locavore, Cauda and Young Enterprise Scotland.  

Circular Glasgow, hosted by the Commerce is working directly with local businesses across all sectors in the city to support the adoption of circular ambitions. 

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stuart Patrick 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.”  

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