UC Berkley to Eliminate All Non-Essential Single Use Plastic by 2030

According to an April 15, 2020 announcement https://sustainability.berkeley.edu/news/university-california-berkeley-leads-way-country’s-strongest-single-use-plastic-ban the university commitment “… goes beyond previously existing plastic reduction targets focused on foodware and plastic bags, and addresses the spectrum of products and packaging used in campus academics, research, administration, and events … Some alternatives for products that this policy will tackle have not been created yet … Back-of-the-house food service and lab research are among the most challenging areas for the evolution of plastic policies … This commitment will aid UC Berkeley in achieving its zero waste goals as over a quarter of UC Berkeley’s waste is from non-recyclable plastics … the campus will … form a Single-Use Plastic Working Group … develop enabling strategies in purchasing contracts, and develop a plan – a roadmap – to the 2030 target … [the university will] partner with faculty, staff, students, organizations and companies to research alternatives and develop circular economy solutions for plastics …” #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste #Recycling #UCBerkeley