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Bristol City Council stops selling single-use plastic cups at City Hall

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Single-use plastic cups are no longer being sold at City Hall in Bristol.

From today staff are being asked to bring in their own re-usable cups, and visitiors will be given drinks in mugs. 

It's part of Bristol City Council's campaign to reduce single-use plastics and promote sustainable alternatives.

Other changes include using glasses for water at meetings and installing more water 'refill' stations. 

Mayor Marvin Rees said:

“I’m pleased we’re taking this step in reducing our use of single-use plastics. We know that as a council we need to lead by example and bring the whole city with us. This is only the beginning of what we hope to achieve alongside partners in Bristol, to continue our position as a leading sustainable city.”

Councillor Steve Pearce, Cabinet Member for Waste, said:

“We must all play a part in reducing the environmental impact of our plastic use. The museums have got rid of most plastics for sale, some of our cafes and parks have made similar changes and refill stations are popping up around the city. Lots of people already carry reusable water bottles and cups, but we want to encourage everyone to do their bit. If we are all committed to making just one change in behaviour, the difference would be significant.”

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