Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change [previously Executive Member for Environment], Executive Member for Environment
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
City of York Council is looking to commit to a
campaign focussed on encouraging people to drink more water from
recycled water bottles or cups – chiming with both public
health and the One Planet York objectives.
Resolved: (i) That both the “i am reusable” and the “Yorkshire on Tap” initiatives be supported.
Reason: To help reduce single use plastics in the city.
(ii) That officers be asked to review how a wide range of schemes for reusable bottles and cups in the city can be supported and promoted.
Reason: To drive down waste and litter in the city.
(iii) That officers be asked to work with One Planet York partners to co-ordinate the promotion of these initiatives as part of a coherent plan to enhance York’s sustainability.
Reason: To encourage a partnership in line with the council’s values and the principles of One Planet York.
(iv) That officers be asked to organise a follow up meeting for interested parties.
Reason: In order to explore how the council can assist in promoting a city-wide campaign, involving existing initiatives, to reduce single use plastics and the waste that they cause and to encourage people to drink more water.
Report author: Sharon Stoltz
Publication date: 08/01/2019
Date of decision: 07/01/2019
Effective from: 10/01/2019