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Current Leadership Board
||We pledge to continue providing packaging free food, kitchen and bathroom items to help those people who have made their pledge to reuse their packaging wherever possible.||10/10/2019|
||I am reducing my use of plastic at home, one room at a time. Starting with my kitchen, I am switching sponge scourers to scrubbie unsponges and coconut husk scrapers. Once my pack of wipes is finished I won't buy them again and no more paper towels, I will use reusable cloths instead.||22/07/2019|
||I pledge to be more conscious when making purchases, especially in the supermarket. I will try to buy products with little or no packaging.||15/11/2019|
||I will pester supermarkets for loose fruit and vegetables||26/06/2019|
Francesca Di Palo
||I am going to ban completely carrier bags, any sort of wrapping food, and avoid to do my shopping in places where single-use plastic is still used for selling food or where they refuse to accept my containers.||22/07/2019|
Into Film NI
||We will pledge to reduce single use plastics and other non recycleable materials at our events and screenings. This year we are also reviewing our suppliers and partners to ensure we are working with companies committed to a single use plastic free future||22/07/2019|
||Eliminate use of plastic bags immediately.||03/12/2019|
||I have taken major strides in reducing my single use plastic consumption over the past 18 months. I pledge to continue to reduce plastics throughout my life wherever possible and seek out sustainable alternative products and services where necessary.||13/09/2019|
||I pledge to replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo one, when the time comes to replace it.
I pledge to never buy another plastic carrier bag.
||I pledge to remove all single use plastics from my home in the next 6 months and replace them with reusable alternatives.||25/07/2019|
||I pledge to remove as much single use plastic as possible from our food shopping by shopping locally at markets and refill stores. I will continue to use my metal razor, refuse straws and use reusable bottles/ cups. I have begun to reduce my clothing purchases and if needed, purchase from environmentally friendly brands such as Finisterre and Passenger.||24/07/2019|
||We pledge to try and continue to run our business in as sustainable a way as we possibly can. We are always open to ideas and suggestions to help us in this goal!||06/06/2019|
St Joseph's College
||As teacher in charge of the Eco School in St Joseph's I pledge to continue to spread the word around single use plastic and work towards reducing all types of single use plastic in our school community and beyond.||04/12/2019|
||I pledge to completely eliminate plastic bottles by June 2020.||02/10/2019|
||I pledge to refuse single-use plastic where sustainable alternatives are available.||15/11/2019|
||I pledge to take my reusable containers to shops. I will not purchase drinks that are packaged in plastic bottles. I have already introduced eco-friendly alternatives in my home and will continue to do this.||24/07/2019|
||As a family we will continue with our journey to zero waste, and hopefully inspire others along the way.||14/06/2019|
||I pledge to reduce unnecessary plastic in the bathroom by the end of 2019. I have started purchasing soap bars and shampoo bars and once I have used up the products in the bathroom I will no longer buy them and only use environmentally friendly bathroom products as a replacement.||24/07/2019|
||I am going to ask of friends/family do they need as much stuff and, if yes, can they buy it in a plastic-free form||24/07/2019|
||I pledge to buy food without excessive packaging and to continue my personal ban on single use items. I will continue to bring my refillable water bottle and KeepCup to meetings and events.||24/10/2019|
||I plan to remove wipes and single use sandwich bags by June 2020. I am already using lunchboxes and fleece cloths||08/10/2019|
||To use less plastic by November 2019 with being completely plastic free by January 2020||22/07/2019|
||I will completely ban plastics from my bathroom and kitchen by end of 2019||14/06/2019|
||I pledge to reject take away food if the only option is to serve it in plastic or polystyrene containers. AND let the people behind the counter know that why I am refusing it. Hopefully if more people did this then it may make catering establishments consider compostable alternatives!||07/06/2019|
||Remove loose food bags from grocery shopping . Purchase reusable bags and remember to bring them when I shop||07/08/2019|
||I pledge to remove as much single-use plastics from my life as possible, starting with plastic bottles. And to shop more conscientiously, purchasing items with as little packaging where possible.||22/11/2019|
||I promise to carry my reusable coffee mug with me so if I want a take away coffee I have it there. I also aim to reduce the number of packages from food purchases||18/06/2019|
||I am going to completely remove plastic bags and takeaway cups from my life, no more some of the time. By the end of this year !!||16/06/2019|
||I pledge to stop buying fruit & veg in plastic bags. Over the next month I will source and buy cotton bags to put my fruit and veg in. Target end of July.||26/06/2019|
||I pledge to order compostable snacks without plastic wrapper or make my own snacks to reduce plastic by Jan 2020. I also pledge to replace all plastic containers (after they're unusable) to IKEA glass containers by end of 2020.||14/06/2019|
||I pledge to cut down the number of food containers that I use and to bring my own containers to shops that will accept them. I will continue to reuse any containers that I do receive. I will also pledge to purchase cans as alternatives to plastic bottles.||24/07/2019|
||I pledge to help reduce plastic in my life and to encourage others to do this same.||07/08/2019|
||I pledge to do my best to purchase fruit and veg without plastic.||04/06/2019|
||I pledge to remove and reduce all single use plastics from our home as much as I possibly can by Dec 2019.||14/06/2019|
St.Macartan's Primary School Clogher
||We pledge to recycle plastic bottles separately in St.Macartan's Primary School||14/11/2019|
School of Nursing and Midwifery
||I pledge to encourage reduction of waste through my role as Well-being Champion in the School.||26/06/2019|
||I pledge to cut down on my plastic bag consumption, and to make an effort to take my reusable cup and cutlery with me everyday. I have recently switched to a bamboo toothbrush and want to explore more plastic free cosmetics.||24/07/2019|
Shannon Mc Loughlin
||I will try to reduce plastic packaging of food by choosing loose fruit and veg||07/06/2019|
||I aim to reduce the number of products I buy which are packaged in single use plastic trays and punnets. To do this I pledge to buy more loose produce and use reusable cotton bags.||04/06/2019|
||I pledge to find sustainable alternatives to plastic and buy local, plastic packaging free food where possible. I will walk to school everyday. I will always walk to destinations that are less than 3 miles away. I will not use straws. I will make my own ice lollies for summer and use wooden sticks. I will carry out one litter pick every week. I will bring a drink in a reusable bottle with me every day. I will tell everyone I meet how important it is that we all try out best to reduce our plastic. I will make paper bunting for birthday parties instead of having balloons.||03/07/2019|
||I am going to attempt to purchase less items packaged in plastic as they become available||17/06/2019|
||To always have a cup and water bottle to cut out the few single use cups I do use||14/06/2019|
Our Lady's PS Tullysaran
||We are pledging to reduce the amount of plastic waste within our school. We have banned one use plastic bottles and carrier bags. We are pledging to reduce plastic cutlery and food containers.||29/10/2019|
||I am going to replace plastic toothbrushes with bamboo for my household and I am going to totally ban single use plastic bottles for drinking water.||27/06/2019|
||I pledge to make better use of my reusable carrier bags and stop using plastic bags.||27/06/2019|
||Rambler Inn Portstewart pledges to reduce its plastic use through ongoing service of our food in re useable trays and materials. We will ensure that our food deliveries are minimised to one delivery per week and where possible will prefer products based on the wrapping it is provided to us in. For the convenience of our customers we will when asked offer Vegware disposable food trays, wooden cutlery and biodegradable serviettes. Our complimentary tea and coffee will only be served in reusable mugs.||25/11/2019|
||I pledge to attempt to reduce all my plastic use in home and at work further during #plasticfreeJuly||03/07/2019|
||My staff and I pledge to completely ban the use of beverage bottles and takeaway cups in my company by this time next year, especially in off site photo shoots. This is a personal goal in both my business and personal life.||26/06/2019|
Jellyfish Soap NI
||I am giving up buying any more drinks that come in plastic bottles and plan investing in a Sodastream with glass bottles. I am trying to buy fresh food without plastic wrappers or containers and use some reusable cotton bags. I hope by the end of 2019 to have achieved this to the best of my abilities.||10/07/2019|
||I am going to purchase cotton buds with non-plastic stems from now on. I am going to try shampoo that doesn't come in plastic packaging later in July and if it suits my hair I will switch.||09/07/2019|
||I pledge to continue to reduce my use of plastic items and be contentious of the things that I buy that could one day end up in landfill (both in work and outside of work).||24/07/2019|
||Within one year to eliminate my use of plastic containers, packets and wrappers.||22/07/2019|
||I pledge to make greater effort to be aware on a daily basis of how I use and reuse plastic in my daily life.||26/06/2019|
||I pledge to no longer purchase plastic drinks bottles from 2019 and to make an effort to no longer buy foods in unnecessary packaging by 2020. In doing so I will strive to buy local, fresh produce to support a circular economy.||26/07/2019|
Saint Johns Primary School
||We plan to completely ban all single use plastic bottles from our school before the end of 2019. we also plan to encourage reusing and recycling in our daily teaching and get involved with cash for clobber a local "reusing of clothes" charity organisation.||09/07/2019|
St. Colm’s High School, Draperstown
||We pledge from September 2019 that we will no longer allow single use plastic bottles to be used in school. We are working with @RocBottle (Rocwell) to supply pupils with reusable bottles and install 2 filtered water stations in school. Baseline testing on pupil use of plastic bottles was carried out in April and a follow up review will be carried out in September following the launch of the new reusable bottles.||17/07/2019|
||I pledge to reduce the amount of single use plastic items I use by reusing containers, taking my own shopping and food bags to the supermarket and changing behaviours eg using Refill shops for items like shower gel and shampoo.||15/11/2019|
||As well as continuing to offer the local community a choice of reusable and sustainable products as well as liquid refills I pledge to offer loose foods by the end of July 2019, so consumers can buy as little or as much product as they need, and refill their own containers||14/06/2019|
||I pledge, where possible and available, not to use single-use plastic!||14/06/2019|
||Pledge to completely stop buying plastic bottled water immediately.||07/06/2019|
||I used to use plastic straws all the time but I do not at all now. Also I carry a bamboo cup with me instead of using plastic. I'm hoping to reduce the amount of products I buy from the supermarket with plastic wrapping by buying alternatives. This is where most of our household plastic comes from.||04/06/2019|
||No more plastic cups by January 2020||05/12/2019|
City Hotel, Derry
||City Hotel, Derry pledges to continue to reduce use of single-use plastic. Focusing on swapping out all our plastic laundry bags to reusable material ones and using up our current pen stock which will be replaced with pencils by 2020.||01/07/2019|
||I pledge to always bring my reusable cup Or else always bring a drink from home in a reusable cup. I also pledge to make better choices when purchasing snacks in relation to their amount of packaging.||28/06/2019|
||I will never use a straw again - so unnecessary!||28/06/2019|
Ruth Van Ry
||I pledge to reduce my plastic consumption by refusing straws, avoiding plastic cutlery (carrying my own) avoiding take away coffee/tea cups.||22/07/2019|
||I pledge that, by the 30th June, I will no longer be buying fresh produce packed in non reusable packaging. Instead I will opt to buy loose fruit and veg, without using plastic bags or trays, and shop at stores where I know this is possible.||03/06/2019|
||To stop using plastic carrier bags. I will use what I have and will not buy any more. In the future I will use non-plastic reusable bags.||26/06/2019|
||To continue to reduce single use plastic in the workplace and to supply re-useable bottles to staff to reduce further single use plastic bottles,||18/11/2019|
||To use reusable coffee cups.||26/07/2019|
||I pledge to refuse straws, make homemade snacks, and bring my own refillable cup in 2019||23/07/2019|
||We aim to be single use plastic free by 2021||07/08/2019|
||Within next 12 months, examine my plastic usage and reduce||22/08/2019|
St Canices Primary School
||To reduce the use of plastic water bottles in our school.
To recycle plastic wrappings.
||I pledge to reduce completely my use of plastic bags and plastic bottle by using re-usable alternative immediately||26/07/2019|
||I pledge to at least reduce, or preferably remove totally, all plastic packaging from my fruit and veg purchases from July 2019.||25/06/2019|
Lidl Northern Ireland
|| 20% less plastic packaging by 2022 and having 100% recyclable own-brand packaging by 2025.
Lidl discontinued the sale of single-use plastic items including drinking straws, disposable plates, cups and cutlery, with plastic-stemmed cotton buds next on the list in the coming months. The single-use plastic items are being replaced with biodegradable alternatives.
||I pledge to eliminate plastic and disposable food and drink containers from all Sustainable NI events and meetings.||08/10/2019|
||I pledge to buy my fruit and vegetables, without wrappers and containers, from a greengrocer and not the supermarket by the end of the summer||27/06/2019|
||I pledge to reduce my straw usage by August 2019||26/06/2019|
||I will try to stop buying so many plastic bottles drinks throughout the day||06/06/2019|
St Matthew’s PS Drumsurn
||I pledge to stop using disposable plastic cutlery in work and start bringing mine from home. From tomorrow||26/06/2019|
||We will strive to raise awareness of the damage plastic does to our environment and to reduce all plastics in our school.||04/12/2019|
Down High School
||We pledge to:
Replace all disposable cups with reusable alternatives by June 2020.
Replace all plastic cutlery with stainless steel or bamboo alternatives.
Reduce the amount of single use plastic and disposable water bottles in our school by 50%, by June 2020.
Saint John the Bapist's College
||We aim to reduce plastic bottles and get rid of all plastic cutlery and cups from our school.||20/11/2019|
||I pledge to remove polystyrene trays from our school canteen during break time by January 2020.
I pledge to ban single use plastic cutlery for 1 week during EWWR in November 2019 and will review this at the end of the school year.
||I pledge to continuously work towards eliminating single-use plastic items from my life and also encourage others to do so.||04/06/2019|
Share Discovery Village
||Share Discovery Village pledges to review and reduce our usage of single-use plastic in all aspects of our operation. We have begun this journey through replacing some single-use items such as straws and cups with reusable or compostable alternatives.||03/09/2019|
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
||By December 2019 the Council will have adopted its Single Use Plastics Policy and Strategy/Action Plan which will phase out all Single Use Plastics across the Council. We have already bought extra crockery and metal utensils and banned use of plastic plates, cups, knives, forks and spoons in catering. All staff have received a reusable drinking bottle and mains water fountains are being installed in council buildings and at outside locations for staff and public to refill. A cross departmental officer working group on single use plastics has been set up and sustainability, procurement, waste and events teams are working to ban single use plastics across all our operations.||02/12/2019|
The Drelincourt School
||We pledge to completely eliminate the use of straws at school, as we are now drinking our milk from reusable beakers and not milk cartons.
We also pledge to stop using plastic disposable cutlery during snack and lunch time, with the cooperation of the dinner lady. We were inclined to use plastics on a quick dessert day eg, yoghurt or ice cream, but are now pledging to use metal spoons.
Donemana Primary School
||DPS are pledging to reduce the amount of plastic waste within our school. We have banned the use of plastic straws. We are pledging to reduce the use of plastic cutlery, plastic bottles, plastic carrier bags and take away cups.||05/11/2019|
||I pledge to reduce my water bottle purchases by August 2019
Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
||The long-term vision for Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council to be a 'Single-Use-Plastic-Free' authority. Council is confident to work towards phasing out the use of SUP's across all premises and events.||18/06/2019|
Camphill Primary School
||Our school pledges to reduce plastic waste by taking part in 'Waste Free Lunches'. We will begin our pledge by introducing 'Waste Free Wednesdays', hoping that once the children and staff are in the routine of packing a waste free lunch, they will choose to bring one everyday. Waste free lunches will avoid using single use plastics such as cling film, sandwich bags, yoghurt pots etc. in favour for reusable tubs/food wrap.||12/11/2019|
Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
||Over the next year as an organisation we are pledging to reduce our single use plastics, including bottles, cutlery and individual milk cartons across all of our blood donation sessions and also within our workplace.||05/09/2019|
Leaney Primary School
||We pledge to reduce the number of single use plastic bottles and carrier bags in our school.||25/06/2019|
||As a school we plan to reduce the use of single use plastics. Each Wednesday we will hold Zero Waste Wednesdays. All staff and children are encouraged to bring their break and lunch in reusable containers.||20/11/2019|
St. Joseph's Primary School, Bessbrook
||We pledge to replace single-use milk straws with reusable cups by June 2020 and to reduce the number of plastic bottles used by children.||03/12/2019|
Culture Night Belfast
||We pledge to reduce all single use plastics at Culture Night Belfast 2019. To do this we have prepared a green checklist for participants and food traders at our event and have implemented a digital media campaign promoting the use of alternative, more sustainable materials and containers.||31/07/2019|
St. Patrick's Primary
||By the end of this school year to have most plastic water bottles replaced with reusable bottles.||08/11/2019|
St Brendan's Primary School
||To be free from single use plastic water bottles and have reusable bottles for all children in the school by the end of 2020||07/11/2019|
Holywood Primary School
||To reduce our use of disposable plastic straws and work to replace them with metal reusable straws.||27/11/2019|
Ards and North Down Borough Council
||By the end of 2019 we plan to ensure 100% implementation of our policy of eliminating unnecessary SUPs from our corporate activities.||07/06/2019|
St Tierney's Primary School
||We will pledge to reduce the use of plastic straws during milk time in school.
It is our aim to eventually ban this use next year.
St Malachy's p.s. Kilclief, Downpatrick
||We plan to completely ban all single use plastic bottles from our school before the end of 2019 we will be Refill & Reuse. All milk cartons for pupils will use paper straws.||30/07/2019|
St Ronan’s College
||We would like to reduce the use of plastic bottles in half and make pupils more aware of their actions.||07/10/2019|
St. Patricks College, Maghera
||I pledge to completely reduce packets, wrappers and takeaway cups in our school by Jun 2020.||15/10/2019|
Arts & Business NI
||We have already replaced individual water bottles at our events with jugs of tap water and glasses and we always use reusable shopping bags. As individuals we now pledge to stop using takeaway cups and will use reusable food boxes instead of sandwich bags and plastic containers.||27/06/2019|
Ashfield Girls' High School
||We pledge to reduce single use plastics in school by encouraging the use of refill bottles by June 2020.||17/10/2019|
||Currently our canteen which worked independently from our school, disregard about 200 items of plastic cutlery daily. We know it as we have done a survey of the contents of their bins (they don't even recycle them or any other plastic packaging).
Our pledge is that we will endeavour to have them replaced by other means thus cutting down on more than 20,000 items annually.
Thornfield House Special School
||Thornfield House Special School Pledges to become a refill school.
Using only refillable water bottles by June 2020.
||On the whole I largely already use reusable carrier bags. However by September 2019 I pledge to cut all carrier bags out of my daily use.||03/07/2019|
||Reduce plastic bottle by using a refillable one for all of the family||14/06/2019|
||I pledge to try my very best to drastically reduce the use of carrier bags, plastic bottles and take away cups - used by me and my family :) (as a start!)||07/08/2019|
||I pledge to never use balloons or plastic single-use water bottles, and never again buy a plastic bag.||27/06/2019|
||I had banned bags, straws and plastic beverages from my house now I will work on banning more||08/06/2019|