Breaking The Plastic Habit – 12 months on
On World Environment Day 2018 we launched www.breakingtheplastichabit.co.uk, a 12-month behavioural change programme, aiming to create a new culture of reduction, re-use and recycling to challenge single-use plastic within Canary Wharf. It forms part of our wider sustainability strategy, ‘Making Sustainability Real’, which addresses the current economic, environmental and social needs of our stakeholders and anticipates those of tomorrow.
Our unique ‘micro-city’ status creates the perfect opportunity to pilot new technologies, spark innovation and collaboration, and encourage behavioural change as a model for commercial centres, businesses and communities nationwide. We partnered with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), one of the UK’s leading environmental charities and committed to become the world’s first commercial centre to gain their Plastic Free Community status accreditation.
Canada Place event:
As part of the celebrations marking 12 months of Breaking The Plastic Habit, on World Environment Day the Making Sustainability Real Team will be in Canada Place Crossroads. Visit our stand throughout the day to find out more about the impacts the programme has had, as well as a chance to vote on our interactive pegboard, and tell Canary Wharf what issues you would next like to see them. Our innovative Breaking The Plastic Habit vending machine will also be distributing prizes throughout the day as a way of thanking individuals for supporting the programme!
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