Eliminating Single Use Plastic at Canary Wharf - Making Sustainability Real
 
 

PROGRESS

 
 
 
BTPH-Progress-banner.jpg
 
 
 

SUMMARY REPORTS

 
 
 
 
 
Report-Cover-How-a-Micro-City-Went-Plastic-Free.png

MAKING THE CUT: HOW A MICRO-CITY WENT PLASTIC FREE

Twelve months on from the launch of Breaking The Plastic Habit, Canary Wharf has achieved its goal of becoming the world’s first commercial centre to gain ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status from the environmental charity, Surfers Against Sewage.

Our latest report looks back on how this was achieved, and the progress made since the release of our June 2018 report 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Plastic: Lessons From a Micro-City'. We also look at how this accolade is just the beginning, and what the next steps are for Canary Wharf Group.


Report-Breaking-the-Plastic-Habit-Panel-Debate.jpg

PANEL DEBATE: FROM CONVERSATION COMES ACTION

To celebrate World Environment Day, 5 June 2018, we hosted a unique cross-sector panel discussion with a committee of experts and industry leaders at the forefront of the single-use plastic debate. The panel debate aimed to debunk the myths rewrite the debate and influence change in the use of single-use plastic through collaboration and action. The purpose of the event, sponsored by Cranswick, was to start a conversation that might act as a catalyst for on-going and open collaboration around a common problem and a shared agenda.

Our new report, ‘Breaking the Plastic Habit Panel Debate: From Conversation Comes Action’, summarises the outcomes of the debate.


How-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-plastic-report.jpg

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE PLASTIC? LESSONS FROM A MICRO-CITY

We have already assessed the types of single-use plastics and why they're used across the Canary Wharf Estate. During this assessment, we also reviewed the behavioural elements that contribute to usage across our stakeholder groups. The findings which have been published in our report: ‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Plastic? Lessons From a Micro-City’ will drive our future campaigns which will target not only the use but also the behaviours and habits attributed to the single-use plastic problem.