Encouraging green entrepreneurship through grants, competitions and funding programmes.
Applying sustainability criteria to any existing business support programmes in existence.
Making sure we don’t replace one problem with another – for example, plant based bioplastics (PLA) require industrial composting facilities and a means for them to be collected separately from the businesses that use them.
Educate the public and visitors
Explain the issues and the benefits of changes.
Make it easier for people to separate their plastic waste.
Encourage innovative local solutions to reduce the need for single-use plastics.
Educate people about which products contain plastic, such as cleaning wipes and cigarette butts.
Ensure responsible disposal of any single-use plastics used e.g cleaning wipes.
Support knowledge sharing initiatives between business clusters and champion success stories.
Ensure existing policies don’t counteract
the plastic reduction message
Check that public health messaging is consistent with the message on reducing single-use plastics.
Check if star ratings for hotels require certain single-use plastic items (e.g. miniature toiletries to be present in hotel rooms) and review these standards so that they encourage businesses to reduce single-use instead.