Five Point Action Plan Passed

We're delighted to announce that our Plastic Free Waterford Five Point Action Plan has been passed by the Waterford City and County Council at their Plenary meeting on the 11th of October as brought by Councillor John Hearne. We would sincerely like to thank everyone who signed the petition, supported the Campaign, stopped using single-use plastic and all of the other little things we all have done to make things better. We would also like to thank our funders for their support: Irish Aid, VOICE Recycling Ambassador Programme and the Local Waste Prevention Scheme of the Waterford Council. It was a group effort and everyone deserves a well done!

See the action plan below.

 Five Point Action Plan

The Plastic Free Waterford Campaign is an initiative of the Waterford One World Centre. The following five-point action plan is a result of public and stakeholder consultation and is designed to help tackle the problems associated with single-use plastic. The Plastic Free Waterford Campaign, with the support of over 80 businesses and organisations as well as the undersigned citizens of Waterford, request the following of the Waterford City and County Council:

1. All Waterford City and County Council meetings and activities from here forward do not use single-use plastics.

2. The Waterford City and County Council provide water fountains at key locations throughout the City and County to refill reusable bottles.

3. The Waterford City and County Council issue a County-wide ban on single-use plastic straws.

4. Any events funded or otherwise supported by the Waterford City and County Council should include in their sustainability plan the elimination of single-use plastics wherever possible.

5. The Waterford City and County Council provide recycling bins for plastic waste in key locations throughout the City and County.