Management response to the Overview and Scrutiny review of Single use plastics
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To set out a response to the recommendations proposed.
The Director, Corporate Services and Governance, submitted a report responding to the recommendations made by the Overview and Scrutiny review team on Single Use Plastics.
The report was presented to Cabinet by Mark Horan, Continuous Improvement and Democratic Services manager.
As part of the 2018/19 Overview and Scrutiny Committee annual work programme a review was undertaken into council work to date on phasing out single use plastics (SUP).
The review team made 14 recommendations and the report outlined how these could be potentially taken forward, subject to Cabinet approval.
The Leader of the Council thanked the scrutiny team for the review and suggested, in addition to the recommendations in paragraphs 40 and 41 regarding the local refill project, the Council could provide an online map that shows the locations of public drinking taps in Hastings.
The Cabinet discussed the use of reusable plastic cups at festivals and events. Kevin Boorman, Marketing and Major Projects Manager confirmed that the Council sells commemorative reusable plastic pint mugs at events and in the Tourist Information Centre. Stall holders are also encouraged to sell reusable plastic or compostable cups.
Councillor Beaney noted that the proposed White Rock fountain development referred to in paragraph 41 will include a public drinking tap.
Councillor Chowney proposed approval of the recommendations of the report, seconded by Councillor Lee.
RESOLVED (unanimously) that:
- That Cabinet thank
the scrutiny review team for their report.
- That Cabinet
approve the responses to the review team recommendations as part of
our broader commitment to tackling climate change.
Reasons for the decision:
The Single Use Plastics Overview and Scrutiny review team have worked with officers to arrive at their recommendations and it is important that a considered response is given and situated in the context of our wider commitment to tackle climate change.
Report author: Mark Horan
Publication date: 08/05/2019
Date of decision: 07/05/2019
Decided at meeting: 07/05/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 12/05/2019
- That Cabinet thank the scrutiny review team for their report.