Identify plastic reduction champions: staff who are keen and will help ensure success.
Include staff in decision making: listen and share ideas.
Agree a process: write it down to help everyone remember.
Separating single-use plastic for recycling
Identify recyclables: make sure staff are aware which types of plastic can be recycled.
Provide the tools needed to separate waste: for example, equip vehicles and boats with separate receptacles to collect recyclable plastics and agree a process for removing recyclable waste after each trip.
Help customers recycle: make it clear which types of plastic waste can be separated for recycling, and where it should go.
Preventing single-use plastic from polluting the environment as litter
Ensure all trash cans have lids and are emptied regularly.
Improve restroom signage: Make clear that customers can’t flush wipes, cotton buds or sanitary products.
Cigarette butts contain plastic: provide or sell ‘butt collectors’ and encourage guests to use them.
Dispose of all waste responsibly: ensure that all waste, general or recyclable, is disposed of responsibly to avoid becoming litter.
These downloadable tools will help with single-use plastic reduction: