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Current Leadership Board
||I have banned anything from our home mentioned below.||16/07/2020|
||I pledge to limit the use of single-use plastics in my household.||24/09/2020|
||I pledge to get rid of plastic sandwich bags and to move towards beeswax wraps and reusable storage.||08/07/2020|
||The Patterson family pledge to always say no to single use carrier bags and cups.||20/07/2020|
||I pledge that I will find ways of reducing more and more plastic in my life. I will try to buy in bulk and avoid individually wrapped items as much as I can.||18/07/2020|
||I pledge to stop using sandwich bags and cling film in my packed lunch from October 2020 and instead use reusable containers.||16/09/2020|
Rodgers & Finney
||We pledge to remove all single use plastic from our offices by the end of 2021.||15/09/2020|
||I pledge to stop buying shampoo, conditioner and body gel in plastic bottles by the end of August 2020.||11/08/2020|
||I pledge to remove the use of baby wipes by Jan 2021 by only using reusable baby wipes for my son and reusable makeup pads for myself. I also will continue to use reusable nappies until they are no longer needed.||24/09/2020|
||I pledge to reduce/ban and educate myself on skin, hair and toiletry products by 2021. I want to achieve this by knowing what products I need as opposed to products I want and buying only biodegradable packaging and products that contain natural ingredients with no harm caused to animals or our oceans.
I want to reduce by 2021 the amount of fruit and vegetables bought within or covered in plastic by shopping in more local shops/farms and continuing to grow more of my own.
||Unit T are committed to continuing to ban the use of plastic bags, balloons, takeaway trays, bottles, straws and takeaway cups. We pledge to continue to encourage the local community and businesses to reduce their own plastic usage with regular online promotions of our beach clean up events and the impact on our environment.||07/07/2020|
||I pledge to completely avoid buying chips with packaging, find a solution for my toothpaste without packaging and do a monthly home waste audit during June-October to see what other areas I can improve.
I commit today to eat only sustainable snacks.
||Reduce as much as I can of plastic by 1 year.||15/07/2020|
||I have already pledged to give up plastic carrier bags. I'm using old ones now and will revert to reusable bags or baskets.||29/06/2020|
||I aim to get rid of as much single use plastic and encourage all family members to do the same.||10/07/2020|
||I pledge to remove beverage bottles and will avoid buying plastic wrapping by August 2020||06/07/2020|
||We pledge to continue to endeavor to improve the world around us not just in school, but also at home and in the wider community.||06/07/2020|
Ms Teresa O'Hanlon
||No plastic use in the school by 2023 and a better awareness of the pollution it has caused in the world. Giving the children and their families more knowledge on more suitable planet friendly materials.||20/07/2020|
||I pledge to go to the small shops with my own containers and buy from them more often, to reduce pre-packaged goods as much as possible.||20/07/2020|
||I pledge to reduce the use of plastics for wrapping by December 2020, using recyclable materials or sustainable materials instead. For example, when freezing food.||18/07/2020|
||I pledge to instruct my children about the importance of the reduction in single use plastic and to try to reduce our use by 2021.||17/07/2020|
||I am going to reduce the amount of packaging for my items by cooking more from scratch where possible.||14/07/2020|
||Would like to reduce further plastic bottles. What we currently use is recycled.
To reduce my reliance on prepackaged food entirely within the next 2 yrs.
||I pledge to be more conscientious about my shopping, where I spend my money and better ways to get what I need.||06/08/2020|
||I pledge to continue to work towards an end to all single use plastic within both my workplace and my home.||20/07/2020|
||I pledge to use only reusable bags from August 2020 and a bamboo toothbrush.||17/07/2020|
Yellow Door Deli Portadown
||We have been using compostable take away cups and cutlery for a long time now and are gradually removing and replacing any plastic containers and bags that we have with compostable alternatives.
We will no longer be offering take away drinks in plastic bottles when our stocks are finished.
||I pledge to completely eliminate the use of plastic carrier bags when doing my shopping by Jan 2021 and move to using reusable bags.||16/07/2020|
||I am going to make my own compost heap.||15/07/2020|
||I will never use takeaway cups by September 2020.
I will only buy vegetables that are plastic free.
||I already own various reuseable bags and so cut out using plastic bags when shopping. I also will try my best to take reuseable containers to butchers when buying meat and not to buy pre-packaged items where possible||13/07/2020|
North Coast World Earth-group
||To work as part of the North Coast Earth-Group to raise awareness, educate pupils and take action!||10/06/2020|
||Where possible I will buy loose vegetables and use appropriate carriers - where this is not possible I will responsibly dispose of and recycle - I will also bring my own resuable cup to all venues so I no longer require takeaway cups.||10/07/2020|
||I pledge to try to always purchase loose fruit and vegetables where possible and to never forget to put my reusable water bottle in the car!||01/07/2020|
||I pledge to reduce my use of plastic bottles, completely ban my use of new carrier bags by using my already owned bags for life by October 2020.||10/09/2020|
||I pledge to remove all wipes by the end of the summer.||20/07/2020|
P.J. (Pedro) Marcellino
||I pledge to completely eliminate plastic carrier bags from my household by the end of 2020 and to drastically reduce purchases of packaged and wrapped food insofar as possible within a COVID-19 context and regulations. I also pledge to resume my use of reusable takeway cups and food containers as soon as safe to do so.||16/06/2020|
||To reduce takeaway coffee by using own reusable cup.||14/07/2020|
||To do my best to reduce the plastic packaged food I buy.||13/07/2020|
||I pledge to continuously work on reducing single use plastic use.||09/07/2020|
||I pledge from now, to stop throwing out one use plastic shopping bags out of fear of coronavirus. I will instead use cotton bags which I can either wash or leave in boot of car for set number days before reuse.
In the coming weeks and months I pledge to seek out new ways (probably from learning from the old ways), to make environmentally friendly cleaning products from kitchen staples, that can be used in a reusable spray bottle. Also looking into cotton dish cloths that can be washed daily vs disposable cloths and to rethink how I currently do things to reduce, reuse and recycle eg reusable sanitary products etc.
||I pledge to not use any plastic carrier bags but use reusable bags for all shopping / purchases.||07/07/2020|
||I will stop using straws and only use reusable takeaway cups.||20/07/2020|
||I pledge to reduce the use of cotton buds in our family.||17/07/2020|
||No more carrier bags by end 2020 and USE my reuseable bags all the time. Buy loose fruit and veg not prepackaged NOW!||14/07/2020|
||My pledge is to significantly reduce the plastic food packaging by using refillable food shops when possible. This is currently the main plastic waste from our household.||13/07/2020|
||I pledge to reduce my consumption of SUP food packets and wrappers by July 2020, buying loose fruit and vegetables when I can. I pledge to use my eco-cup exclusively on the occasion I buy a takeaway coffee; if I forget it, I can't treat myself! I also pledge to replace my plastic toothbrush with an environmentally friendly option as of June 2020.||10/06/2020|
The Country Playgroup
||To keep reducing all plastics in our playgroup and to use more natural products.
||I will use a menstrual cup lessening the use of tampons and pads and reusable nappies for my baby.||17/07/2020|
||I pledge to continue to remove plastic from my life with the aim to have it all reduced by the end of 2020.||16/07/2020|
||I pledge to completely remove plastic carrier bags from my use by the end of 2020. I have already limited the use of the carrier bags and use reusable bags but I pledge to make these more accessible to me so that I always take a reusable bag with me.||11/07/2020|
||I pledge to use my reuseable bags from now on by keeping my reuseable bag in my car and therefore use them especially going grocery shopping.||06/07/2020|
||I pledge to reduce my use of non recyclable coffee pods by Christmas.||13/07/2020|
||I pledge to completely remove carrier bags by June 2021.
I pledge to reduce my plastic waste where I can by the end of 2020.
I pledge to recycle all I can by the end of 2020.
||I pledge to reduce buying food in plastic wrappers and increase reuse of existing plastic and glass bottles by end of 2020.||24/07/2020|
||I plan to cut down on goods that are packaged in plastic as an ongoing effort. I pledge to shop for fresh fruit and veg from market stalls or local green grocers so I can buy foods that aren't packaged. I pledge to remember to bring and have reusable bags whenever I go to the shops.||22/06/2020|
||I plan to buy whatever fruit and veg I can without any form of packaging. I'm also starting to make compost with my vegetable waste and I plan to create a pet toilet in my garden to eliminate the need for plastic poop bags.||21/04/2020|
||I intend to greatly reduce my single-use plastic consumption.||19/07/2020|
||As a family we pledge by Christmas 2020 to remove single use plastic bottles and carrier bags.
We will use refillable drinks bottles and reusable
||For my Plastic Promise, I will choose loose vegetables and fruit wherever possible to avoid single use plastc wrapping!||16/09/2020|
||I will carry reusable cutlery and straws with me (instead of leaving in car!) for the odd snack or treat.||13/07/2020|
||I agree to use less plastic.||11/07/2020|
Moneyneena & District Development Initiative
||Pledge to remove the use of balloons in our community hall.||09/07/2020|
||I pledge to recycle all materials.||09/07/2020|
||I pledge to stop buying fruit and veg packaged in plastic containers by the end of 2020.||09/07/2020|
New-bridge Integrated College
||I pledge to use less plastic and to make the world a better place.||22/04/2020|
||I pledge to cut down on plastic cutlery. I have a box of cutlery in my car that can be washed and reused. At the moment, with so many coffee shops not offering sit-in and food coming in take away containers, I am eating more in my car on days out.||21/07/2020|
||I plan to be entirely plastic free by January 2021!||20/07/2020|
||We as a family will reduce cotton buds and lollipop sticks.||09/07/2020|
||I pledge to start reusing and recycling products and be more eco friendly.||09/07/2020|
||I am going to cut down on buying a lot of non recyclable items. I also plan to make a compost heap out of my used food products.||09/07/2020|
||I pledge to continue with regular beach cleans, litter picks in woodlands and carry an additional bag whenever I can to pick up any plastic I see while out in the nature.
I also pledge to continue recycling properly & to avoid plastics that aren't recyclable.
||I pledge to reduce my use of single use plastic.||17/01/2020|
||I pledge to only use reusable bags. I also aim to reduce the amount of plastic in my household.||18/07/2020|
||I pledge to never use cling film again once I've finished the roll in my house. I will endeavour to use bowl covers and beeswax wraps instead.||10/07/2020|
||I pledge to completely remove unnecessary plastic packaging from my life. I have bought reusable bags and commit to using these.||09/07/2020|
||I pledge to completely remove plastic carrier bags and will have done so by January 2021.||09/07/2020|
Aghalee Village Hall
||We have pledged to reduce all single use plastic from the Village Hall, with a view to stopping over the next 24 months, and started in September 2019. We have asked all regular user groups to comply with this and are working on how we can help occasional users who hire the hall to achieve this also.||06/02/2020|
||I pledge to further reduce my consumption of SUPs in packets, wrappers and food containers in hopes of stopping using them completely by June/ July 2020. I also pledge to source alternatives to cotton buds and plastic balloons.||20/04/2020|
Strathroy Community Gardens & Shed
||I pledge to ask for recyclable bags or containers when I can. I also pledge to reduce my use of all plastic items.||09/07/2020|
||I pledge to stop using straws, plastic cutlery, plastic bags and all the single use plastic that is in my control.||06/07/2020|
||Use bags for life and use reusable drinks cups.||16/09/2020|
||To reduce food packaging by 30% by July 2021.||16/07/2020|
||I pledge to buy more products with less packaging.||09/12/2019|
Our Lady's PS Tullysaran
||Remove single use plastics by 2022 within the school, especially at lunchtime.||09/07/2020|
St Comgall’s PS Bangor
||We pledge to continue to reduce and work toward the elimination of single use plastics in our school.||09/07/2020|
St. Anthony's Nursery School
||As a school we pledge to dramatically cut down/ do away with single use plastics in lunch boxes by April 2020.||20/01/2020|
||I pledge to change my shampoo from plastic shampoo bottles to shampoo bars & plastic free shampoo.||06/07/2020|
||I already try to reduce as much plastic use as possible and will continue to do so.||16/07/2020|
||I pledge to reduce the plastic brought into my household and to encourage my family to do the same, eg to take cloth bags and not to use plastic bags when shopping. I want to ban plastic bottles and takeaway cups (once normal service resumes in cafes). I pledge to go regularly to a refill station, for foodstuffs and other items. I pledge to lift and bin plastic rubbish I see when out walking.||13/07/2020|
Oakwood School and Assessmenty Centre
||To reduce the amount of single use plastic in school, and recycle as much as possible - including gloves and writing tools through teracycle.||10/07/2020|
||I pledge to find alternatives to single use plastics items and continue to reduce my consumption of bottles and food containers by using reusable ones||21/04/2020|
||To always use reusable water bottles and coffee containers.||20/07/2020|
Victoria P. School Carrickfergus
||We pledge to source straws not made from plastic. As an Eco Committee we pledge to keep highlighting the problems associated with plastic through assemblies and posters and competitions and to encourage children to carry the message home.||29/05/2020|
||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|
The Irish Society’s Primary School and Nursery Unit
||As a school we pledge to reduce single use plastics in our school and this will be a key part of our Eco-Schools in 2020/21.||09/07/2020|
||I pledge to reduce my use of water in plastic bottles. To never buy fruit or vegetables that are wrapped in plastic. To use as much as possible my reusable bags and containers for food items. To purchase more at my local 'fill up' shop my nuts and grains. I pledge to continue to highlight the lack of commitment from manufactures and plastic packaging producers to seek biodegradable and ethical alternatives. To continue to lobby for both UK and Irish Gvt to sign up fully to UN Sustainable Dev. Goals.||06/01/2020|
||I pledge to always have a reusable bag for shopping and to ban plastic bag use in this household.
I pledge to use existing plastic in-house and turn into eco bricks, not throw in bin.
I pledge to be completely plastic use free by June 2021.
Dau Dayal Vocational Institute Khandi campus, Agra
||I pledge to completely remove plastic within my life and also use reusable bags and things.||17/09/2020|
Anne Marie Mervyn
||I pledge to be more mindful before purchasing plastic items, to think of alternatives and to share this with others at home.||09/12/2019|
||I pledge to remove all single use carrier bags from my life by December 2020. To achieve this I will use bags for life to carry groceries.||09/07/2020|
||To reduce the amount of single use plastic in school and continue to participate in the Terra Cycle recycling programme. We have already banned plastic straws and our pupils drink from refillable beakers.||20/07/2020|
||I pledge I will only buy jars of jam and sauce etc in glass jars and not but plastic containers.||20/07/2020|
||I pledge to reduce plastic drinking bottles from my house by Dec 2020.||17/07/2020|
Monkstown Village Initiatives
||In our community garden, we recycle many products that are about to go in landfill sites from tools, plant pots, furniture and food cartons. We pledge to increase community awareness of how to recycle, reuse, repurpose and repair what is currently going into our bins.||16/07/2020|
Aghadrumsee primary school
||We pledge that by April 2020 our school will have reduced our single use plastic by 50%. We are moving towards a total ban on the use of plastic drinks bottles and plastic packets and wrappers.||09/03/2020|
||Remove straws and carry out cups completely by December 2020.||09/07/2020|
Phoenix Integrated Primary
||We pledge to reduce the amount of packets and wrappers used everyday within the school!||30/01/2020|
||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 reduce the amount of plastic bottles and stop wasting paper.||16/01/2020|
||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 pleadge to recycle my plastic milk cartons to make living herb walls & recycle as much packaging as possible throughout my garden & home.||16/07/2020|
||I am going to ban plastic take away coffee cups and reduce use of compostable cups from my lifestyle and always carry a reusable coffee cup with me.||26/01/2020|
||We pledge to reduce our use of single use plastics and to encourage our suppliers to help us with this goal by identifying as many reusable and recyclable alternatives as possible.||28/08/2020|
St Dominic's Grammar School
||We will pledge to reduce plastic cutlery use, straws and takeaway cups||10/09/2020|
||I pledge to carry my own silicon straws when out and about. I also pledge to 'bring my own' mug when having a take away coffee.||09/07/2020|
||I am going to purchase more reusable bags and keep them in the car so I always have them handy.||20/07/2020|
||I pledge to purchase reusable shopping bags and not purchase any more plastic bags by the end of the summer 2020. I also pledge not to purchase any more disposable cutlery from now (July 2020). I also pledge to reduce to a low level my dependence on packaging and wrapping, using the new local non package shop now in my area.||20/07/2020|
St Malachy's P.S Carnagat, Newry
||As a School we pledge to reduce and eventually ban single use bottles and takeaway cups by September 2020.
Our School will take part in a 'Day Of Action' to highlight the need to reduce the use of plastic bags and wrapping in our lunch boxes.
Broadbridge Primary School
||Our school will make a pledge that all pupils will no longer use single use plastic bottles in school. All pupils will use a refillable water bottle every day by the end of 2020. We also aim to significantly reduce the use of plastic straws, food wrapping and packaging in lunch boxes.||29/04/2020|
||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|
||I pledge to reduce my use of single use plastics.||09/07/2020|
||Never buy a carrier bag in 2020.||06/12/2019|
||I pledge to reduce my use of beverage bottles, take away cups, and plastic bags by using reusable items instead. I also pledge not to use plastic straws.||07/07/2020|
||I pledge to stop buying bottles of water and to start to use reusable ones.||20/07/2020|
||We pledge to reduce the amount of waste in lunches - we can use refillable bottles and put sandwiches in containers rather than in cellophane and tinfoil.||12/07/2020|
Woods Primary School
||We pledge to hold a Plastic Waste free lunch day on Wednesday 15 January 2020 and reduce single use plastic use at lunchtime in our school.||08/01/2020|
||I pledge to completely remove the use of balloons at all functions and parties moving forward. I pledge to purchase reusable bags and have them in both cars for when I go shopping. I will try to source a milkman to avoid plastic bottles however other than milk I already do not use them.||09/03/2020|
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|
||I pledge to stop buying items that are unnecessarily wrapped in packets or wrappers (especially single-use) by March 2020 and find alternative products where possible.||20/01/2020|
||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|
St Oliver Plunkett's Primary School, Forkhill - STOP Eco Committee
||Reduce the amount of single use yoghurt pots by September 2020.||27/01/2020|
||I hope to make all our takeaway and coffee cups biodegradable by the end of the year.||28/07/2020|
Kylemore Nursery School
||As a school we pledge to reduce single use plastics in our classroom and also in our woodland school pack lunches during the year 2019/20.||03/03/2020|
Vaibhav institute Bulandshar
||I pledge that I can't use plastic in my home and I will also suggest to people to stop using plastic.||17/09/2020|
||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|
||To reuse plastic containers wherever possible and to research recycling schemes in my area like Terracycle where I can recycle things that aren't currently recyclable in the Council collections.||07/07/2020|
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|
||My pledge will be to reduce the number of plastics and packaging I use at home, by March 2020.||22/01/2020|
||I will use reusable crates instead of disposable plastic bags to store and quarantine incoming food during the Covid19 pandemic.
Once the Covid19 pandemic is over and it is once again safe, I will bring my own vegetable bags to the store and I will use canvas bags for independent shops.
||Supplying all staff with reusable drinking bottles and remove plastic ones from water fountains.
We will provide cutlery and glassware to help encourage staff not to use plastic takeaway cutlery with their lunch / drinks.
Supply branded reusable bags which we supplied staff and visitors with to stop them having to use plastic bags in shops.
Filtered water tap will be installed which may encourage staff not to purchase bottled drinks.
||I pledge to completely cut plastic food wraps, using bee-wax natural wraps instead, within the end of 2020!
Plastic wraps are not only bad for the environment but also for our own health.
I am willing to reduce plastic use as much as possible for my future (as a millennial) and for the future generations.
||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|
St Colmcille's PS
||We pledge to reduce the use of single use plastic bottles and bags. Children and staff will use reusable plastic bottles in school. We will reduce the use of cling film, tin foil and plastic sandwich bags.||15/01/2020|
Angus Farm Shop
||We pledge to greatly reduce the amount of single use plastic bags that are used for raw meat products. We aim to use paper to wrap meat but ideally we would like customers to bring their own containers to put their provisions in.
We hope to look back at this for review in April 2020.
||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 will remove plastic bags by March 2020||07/01/2020|
||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|
Cool FM, Downtown & Downtown Country
||Cool FM, Downtown & Downtown Country pledge to stop using single-use plastic products for promotional items by the end of 2021.||21/09/2020|
||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|
||Aim to reduce or ban all of the items below.||20/07/2020|
St.Mary's Ps Kircubbin, Co.Down
||To ban balloons and plastic carrier bags in the school.||14/01/2020|
St BernardsPrimary school
||To reduce the amount of plastics brought into St Bernard's as wrapping, single use plastics and crisp bags along with plactic cups and bottles.
We pledge to severely reduce the use of plastics with the aim of becoming a Zero Waste School.
||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 completely remove food containers by the start of July 2020.||25/02/2020|
LCC Community Trust
||We will endeavour to encourage all clients to stop using single use bags. To assist we will try to offer sustainable alternatives or recyclable products.||10/07/2020|
||I pledge to not purchase any single use plastics and to avoid takeaways that rely on plastic food packaging. I will reuse existing plastic before having to recycle.||06/07/2020|
||Plastic bags to be banned.||19/07/2020|
||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|
Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd
||As a not-for-profit organisation, we commit to working towards a Zero Single Use Plastic policy across all our operations and to educate / encourage our members to play their part in tackling plastic.||01/09/2020|
St Patrick's Ballymaghery
||We at St Patrick's pledge to not use any balloons at school for fundraisers or events. We pledge to reduce our plastic consumption by reusing our water bottles. We promise to have a plastic free lunch day in April 2020.||29/01/2020|
||I promise to use no plastic in the next six months and see how it changes my life.||29/06/2020|
||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|
Linen Quarter BID
||I pledge to work with hospitality businesses in the Linen Quarter to source a more eco-friendly alternative to takeaway cups.||26/08/2020|
||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 not use takeaway coffee cups by June 2020. I pledge to always look for environmentally friendly packaging and the best products for the environment.||20/05/2020|
||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|
Seaview Primary School, Glenarm
||We will not use ANY balloons in any fundraiser, party or any event in the school. No staff member will use takeaway cups this academic year. We will encourage all children not to use plastic bags.||28/01/2020|
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 pledge to remove single use cups, cutlery and plastic bags from my life by 31st August 2020, by remembering to have reusable alternatives with me at all times.||10/07/2020|
||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|
||We pledge to spend the next 12 months reducing the amount of plastic wrappers in lunch boxes. We also pledge to ban balloons and straws from school.||12/02/2020|
Templeton Robinson Ballyhackamore
||We pledge to remove plastic beverage bottles and plastic cups and supply glasses, ceramic cups and a refill station.
Remove plastic cutlery and reduce plastic bags.
||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|
St Aloysius Primary School
||We pledge to ban the use of plastic plates and cutlery at our pupil Christmas dinner. We will ensure each pupil receives a reusable water bottle and our eco warriors will encourage their class mates to use it rather than plastic bottles||24/04/2020|
||I pledge to attempt to reduce all my plastic use in home and at work further during #plasticfreeJuly||03/07/2019|
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
||1.Council pledge to remove all single-use plastic cups from Council buildings, and to provide all staff with a re-usable water bottle. 2.Council pledge to reduce our use of single-use plastics within our Council buildings over the next six to twelve months, and to encourage our suppliers to help us with this goal by identifying as many reusable and recyclable alternatives, as possible. 3.Council pledge to continue with regular local beach cleans, local litter picks across the borough and continued educational and awareness sessions with local schools and community groups, in a bid to reduce the amount of single-use plastics in the environment, over the next twelve months and into the future. 4.Council pledge to reduce the amount of single-use plastics used during events, and will work will suppliers to source and use as many reusable and recyclable alternatives, as possible, over the next twelve months.||17/09/2020|
||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|
St. Mary's P.S. Draperstown
||We pledge to reduce the use of plastic bottles, food containers and cups by June 2021.||10/07/2020|
||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 plastic 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|
Blessed Patrick O'Loughran P.S
||We pledge to reduce the use of takeaway cups, carrier bags, plastic bottles and food packaging and wrapping in our school by June 2020.
We will do this by creating our own school logo reusable water bottle, encourage use of school logo 'bag for life', have a package free Friday for school lunches every week and each teacher will use their own travel cup for tea and coffee.
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|
Clandeboye Primary School
||We pledge to reduce the number of disposable plastic bottles by January 2021.||14/01/2020|
||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|
||I pledge to only use reusable nappies and wipes for baby arriving shortly.||30/07/2020|
||I'm just about to start my journey with reusable nappies with my young family and pledge to use reusable wipes whenever I can!||12/08/2020|
||To continue to reduce single use plastic in the workplace and to supply reuseable bottles to staff to reduce further single use plastic bottles.||18/11/2019|
||To use reusable coffee cups.||26/07/2019|
Marie Therese Clenaghan
||I pledge to avoid purchasing single-use plastics by shopping at zero waste stores.||26/02/2020|
||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.
Belmont Primary School
||We have asked all parents to only use re-usable water bottles and cutlery. We have reduced packaging by again asking parents to use Tupperware etc rather than foils and cling film. We hope to have no single use bottles or cutlery by June 2020.||13/01/2020|
||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|
St Louise's Comprehensive College, Belfast
||As a school we pledge to reduce our use of all types of single-use plastic in our school and promote this message in our local community.||26/01/2020|
||I will try to stop buying so many plastic bottles drinks throughout the day.||06/06/2019|
St Matthew’s PS Drumsurn
||St Matthew's will reduce their use of single use plastic.||07/10/2019|
St Teresa's Primary School
||Children and staff will use refillable water bottle daily. All single use plastic bottles will be banned.||21/04/2020|
||I pledge to stop using disposable plastic cutlery in work and start bringing mine from home from tomorrow.||26/06/2019|
Enniskillen Integrated Primary School
||We pledge as a school to reduce our plastic consumption by: reusing our water bottles, using less packaging in our lunch boxes, banning plastic straws and lollipop sticks. We are in partnership with our local community to design bags for life. We will pledge to recycle more plastic takeaway cups in our Arts and Crafts. We will kick start our pledge during our Eco Week Jan 27th to 31st.||28/01/2020|
A B & C Insurance
||We pledge to reduce and eventually eliminate our use of plastic drinking cups used with our water dispenser machine in the office. Our staff will use their own refillable containers and these will also be provided for our customers.||28/04/2020|
Edenderry Primary School
||We pledge to ban single use plastic bottles from our school in 2020.||25/02/2020|
||No carrier bags.||06/12/2019|
We pledge to hold Waste Free lunches every Thursday to actively reduce the amount of plastic waste . We also pledge to promote the use of reusable water bottles and bags as an alternative to plastic single use versions.
St Malachy's Primary School, Bangor
||We pledge to reduce the amount of single use plastics in our school by September 2020. We will encourage everyone to use reusable bottles and cutlery in their lunch.||31/01/2020|
||I pledge to have a reusable shopping bag in my bag at all times so I don't need to buy a plastic one.||09/12/2019|
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|
Rainey Endowed School
||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.
||We pledge to reduce single use plastic bottles in our school.||16/12/2019|
Greenhaw Nursery and Primary School
||I pledge to eliminate single use plastic bottles used in school during snack/ lunch and replace with reusable beverage bottles by June 2020. I pledge to work with the canteen staff in the hope of reducing plastic cutlery which is currently used on Friday's and when tubs of ice cream are served.||12/01/2020|
Ampertaine Primary School
||We pledge to remove single use plastic bottles from school by June 2020. We aim to always use a reusable bottle, refilling as necessary.||10/03/2020|
||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|
St. Anthony's Primary School
||As a school we pledge to ban all single use plastic drinks bottles.||05/03/2020|
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|
Victoria P.S. Ballyhalbert
||We pledge that by June 2020 our school will no longer use plastic straws for our milk or disposable cups for our PFA events. We will reduce the amount of packets and wrappers used in school and we will have a complete ban on plastic lunch bags for our school trips and on single use plastic water bottles in school.||16/12/2019|
||I pledge to reduce my water bottle purchases by August 2019.||27/06/2019|
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 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|