Fleuve Sans Plastique
Fleuve sans plastique (River without plastic) is a charter of good practices signed by more than 130 mayors and elected officials during the 2020 municipal elections. The “mon territoire s’engage : rivières et fleuves sans plastique, océan protégé ) charter now aims to bring together even more local decision-makers and to encourage further action. Each signatory commits to implement several of the following 15 measures in four main areas:
Four measures against the spread of plastic waste, including:
- Prioritising reusable cups in administrative and public reception areas.
- Regulating the use of plastic outside the town hall by eliminating single-use plastic products (cups, straws etc.) in events organised by the municipality and by those that organised by third parties that require authorisation to occupy public spaces.
Four measures to make the fight against plastic pollution a priority in their political mandate to guide public policy, including:
- Raising awareness and encouraging traders to buy bulk, use recyclable or reusable cutlery and packaging (through settlement or labelling).
- Incorporating environmental criteria in scope statements and public procurement calls in order to promote eco-design, eliminate disposable plastic and promote recycling, for example for catering in nurseries and primary schools.
Four measures addressing innovation and mobilisation opportunities, including:
- Awareness-raising on plastic pollution in schools and extra-curricular activities.
- Coaching of businesses for packaging reduction initiatives.
Three measures addressing cooperation and solidarity, including:
- Outreach and exchange of information on plastic pollution towards local stakeholders.
- Committing to international cooperation with less advanced countries via measures including the development of common programmes and the financing of international solidarity initiatives.