The campaign will run from July 23 to 27 as part of Plastic Free July. Organisations across Glasgow are being encouraged to adopt initiatives from the Plastic Free Promise into current business models. The one-page document outlines various methods which can be added to company policy, encouraging business leaders and employees across the city to rethink the way plastic is used on a daily basis.
From coffee in reusable cups, lunch in Tupperware and shopping in a tote bag, there are various small changes that businesses can make to both improve environmental impact and reduce costs from single use items.
Companies already committed to the campaign include Locavore, Cauda and Young Enterprise Scotland.
Circular Glasgow, hosted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, is working directly with local businesses across all sectors in the city supporting the adoption of circular ambitions.
Stuart Patrick, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce chief executive, said: “As part of our ambition to position Glasgow as a leading circular city, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is committed to reducing and eliminating our own reliance on single-use plastic.
“Through our campaign #SendPlasticPacking, we hope to build a movement amongst the city’s businesses to reduce single-use plastic while raising awareness of the business benefits of going plastic free.”