City of London’s ‘Plastic Free City’ campaign launch

City of London’s ‘Plastic Free City’ campaign launch


The City Corporation, the governing body supporting diversity and sustainability in London, has launched its Plastic Free City campaign, which urges businesses and individuals to reduce single use plastics across the Square Mile. The first businesses to sign up to the Plastic Free City pledge are the City Corporation itself, including its world-famous Barbican Centre, and the Bank of England, along with financial services group Nomura and banking and asset management group Investec. The pledge is wide-ranging, from stopping the use of plastic straws, cups or cutlery to registering as a water refill site, and the organisation has installed 10 new drinking fountains across the financial district. Policy Chairman Catherine McGuinness said: “From banks and law firms to coffee shops and restaurants, there is a commitment to deliver change.” She added: “We want to harness this drive.”

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