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Norfolk County Council recognises the damage that single-use products and plastics cause and have taken steps to reduce their use at County Hall and dispose of them responsibly:
Norfolk County Council understands that single-use products/plastics cannot be cut out entirely as they are sometimes necessary and can occasionally be environmentally preferable to alternatives. Therefore, the aim was to minimise their use as far as possible at County Hall.
County Hall Restaurant and Shop
Food Savvy Lunch Club
The Food Savvy Lunch Club, a scheme run by the waste team, saw a group of 50 staff volunteers being challenged to eliminate single-use packaging from their lunchboxes.
The Food Savvy Lunch Club ran for four weeks at the end of 2019 and included a lunch time cooking demo and tips for preparing a waste-free lunch.
The initiative was a big success with 88% of volunteers saying they had reduced their single-use packaging at lunch time.
For further information on running a lunch club please visit https://www.foodsavvy.org.uk/lunch-club
Balloon and Lantern Charter
Norfolk County Council has banned the release of balloons and sky lanterns on any land or property owned by the County Council.