Schools in the Welsh county of Ceredigion are to stop using plastic milk bottles.
The measure comes as part of the local councils plans to reduce it’s single-use plastic usage, with more than 400,000 plastic milk bottles used in the county’s schools every year.
It is also looking to introduce non-polyester uniforms in a bid to become plastic-free.
“It would be great to come up with a solution to get rid of all plastic bottles going through our schools,” said local councillor Elizabeth Evans.
The council is already using paper straws or beakers in schools, stopped using plastic wrappers for paper work and removed plastic cutlery, pre-packed sauce sachets and single-use cups from the civic canteens, reports the BBC.
It has also held talks with suppliers and schools, as well as ensuring water bottle refill points are available in a wide array of council buildings.
Alun Williams, cabinet member for sustainability, told the council’s thriving communities committee people across the county had taken the issue on board, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.