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Decision details

Refill York

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, 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

Decided at meeting: 07/01/2019 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change

Effective from: 10/01/2019

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