In July Councillor Andrew Achilleos proposed at Barking and Dagenham Council full Assembly to phase out single use plastics in the borough.
The motion was passed unanimously and can be read in full by clicking HERE
Cllr Achilleos said: “I take a keen interest in the local environment and am always looking at ways we can create better green infrastructure and improve our open spaces. I am proud of this motion and feel that phasing out single use plastics and replacing them with more responsible alternatives is a ground-breaking step. As a council if we lead on environmental sustainability today we can deliver a greener tomorrow for Barking and Dagenham, paving the way for other local authorities to do the same.”