Marine Plastic Pollution Events Checklist for Waterside Events
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Marine Plastic Pollution Events Checklist for Waterside Events
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1Water refills readily available and advertised for reusable bottles
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2Bottled water is not sold at the event
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3Loose balloons filled with helium are not used and any balloons are tied down
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4Plastic promotional materials are generally not used unless something high value unlikely to be discarded
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No plastic cutlery is used - replaced with wooden / compostable /edible https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/apr/13/edible-cutlery-company-eat-plastic-pollution-oceans where necessary
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6No styrofoam (polystyrene) contaners or cups used
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7No plastic straws are used and paper straws only on request or left out for people to take
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8Drinks are sold in cans or glass bottles - not plastic ones
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9No single use plastic cups are used and these are replaced where appropriate with polycarbonate or steel reusable with deposits charged
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10Food containers are compostable or as a minimum recyclable
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11Hot drinks are discounted when you bring a reusable cup
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12Flyers and handouts are minimised by use of reusable banners
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13Bins around the event always have capacity and are emptied before being completely full to avoid overflowing
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14Wheelie bins are tied / strapped down to ensure contents stay inside e.g.with binstrap
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15After the event rubbish is removed promptly to avoid spillage
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16After areas near the event are checked and cleared of litter during and after the event
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The event includes activities to increase awareness of marine plastic pollution and the need to reduce single use plastic ( e.g. on water litter picking
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18Reusable coffee cups and water bottles on sale
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No plastic bags are given out without a charge and where possible reusable bags are sold or ideally paper bags are used or natural fabric bags sold.
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20Plastic cable ties are not used to fix up event posters (Can be replaced with Gardening Ties and Steel Cables)
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21The event includes activities to raise awareness of marine plastic pollution
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22Receptacles provided for cigarette butts and chewing gum e.g. Zilch our micro-bins
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