Canary Wharf awarded Plastic Free Communities status by Surfers Against Sewage

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
Canary Wharf Group is the first commercial centre to be awarded the status

Canary Wharf has become the world’s first commercial centre to be awarded the Plastic Free Communities status by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).

In June 2018, Canary Wharf Group launched the breaking the Plastic Habit Programme to remove single-use plastic.

This has meant 1.2m items of single-use plastic has been eliminated, plus over 4m coffee cups recycled.

Over 19,000 bottles have been recycled at the onsite Reverse Vending Machine, plus the installation of Sea Bin positioned in middle dock which collects 30kg of plastic per month from the waterways at Canary Wharf.

Canary Wharf Group has also piloted the HELPFUL app, which helps users recycle their waste, make the switch to reusable products to avoid single-use plastic and earn rewards at the same time.

Hugo Tagholm, CEO of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), said: “Tackling plastic pollution is vital from source to sea and business leadership will help us all reinvent our relationship with plastic.”

It is the first district in London to achieve this status.


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