South Gloucestershire is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to recycling. The ruling Conservative administration has taken the decision to change the plastic lids on coffee cups. These are currently made of black plastic, which cannot be recycled using the commonly available equipment because it uses scanners which cannot detect black plastic. As such the Council, which uses many thousands of plastic coffee cup lids a year, is moving to white plastic.
Cllr John Goddard, Chair of Resources, commented on the decision: