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Guidance on the use of plastics

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Laura-Lynn Hardy

Dear Stirling Council,

Please provide a copy of the guidance issued to council staff in the use of plastics, including but not limited to the placing of laminated public notices attached to lampposts, the use of cable ties for that and other purposes, and the guidance on the removal of all such materials and avoidance of their loss and consequent environmental damage. When providing this information please confirm the date of issue and how the dissemination to staff who maybe performing such tasks is confirmed.

Further, please provide a copy of the checking process employed to monitor that all such plastic materials have been retrieved and accounted for once their use is finalised.

Yours faithfully,

Laura-Lynn Hardy

FOI, Stirling Council

Dear Laura-Lynn Hardy,

Your request for information has been logged and allocated reference FOI/12783.

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Yours sincerely,

Leeanne Gray
Stirling Council
01786 233944

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CorporateFOI, Stirling Council

Dear Laura-Lynn Hardy,

 

I refer to your above request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002, which was logged by us as FOI/12782.

                                                                   

The following information has been provided in response to your request.

 

Please provide a copy of the guidance issued to council staff in the use
of plastics, including but not limited to the placing of laminated public
notices attached to lampposts, the use of cable ties for that and other
purposes, and the guidance on the removal of all such materials and
avoidance of their loss and consequent environmental damage. When
providing this information please confirm the date of issue and how the
dissemination to staff who maybe performing such tasks is confirmed.

 

Stirling Council do not have policies in place in relation to the placing
of laminated public notices attached to lampposts. We have no guidance
issued to council staff in the use of plastics.

 

We have sent this to a number of Services. I have provided responses
below:

 

Planning: We have no formal guidance in place regarding removing public
notices from lampposts.

 

Safer Communities/ Dog and Litter Notices: There is no formal policy on
the disposal of these signs.

 

Environmental Services/ Waste: Laminated signs and cable ties are not
currently recyclable within the municipal waste stream, these would need
to go for disposal through the general waste stream. Plastic bottles,
pots, tubs and trays which arise from the kitchen and bathroom are the
only types of plastics covered within our current contract.

 

Stirling Council Offices: We have recycle bins in our offices for the
disposal of materials such as Plastic bottles, pots and tubs but there is
no guidance issued to staff in relation to this.

 

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Stirling Council

 

 

 

 

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