Brest Métropole has launched its operation “Objective: zero plastic”, aimed at restaurant owners in the Port de Commerce/Siam Street area, which is particularly dense in terms of restaurant activity and in close proximity to the coast.
The objective of this operation is to accompany restaurant owners in a process of reducing single-use plastics through the implementation of a commitment charter. This is a progressive approach that takes into account the significant use of single-use plastics in the restaurant sector, particularly in take-away sales, regulatory obligations and the environmental impacts observed by the scientific partners of the “Preventing Plastic Pollution” project.
The restaurant owners who have signed the charter are committed to 4 main objectives:
- Eliminate single-use plastic packaging.
- Eliminate plastic straws, swizzle sticks and cups.
- Eliminate individual packaged products (sauces, sugar, etc.).
- Sort the waste produced within the establishment.
Two levels of commitment are offered:
– As an expert: the establishment has achieved 3 of the 4 objectives.
– As an actor of change: the establishment is not engaged in a reduction process, or has achieved less than 3 of the 4 objectives.
In order to provide adequate support, Brest Métropole has carried out an audit of each establishment involved, identifying the types of plastic waste produced.
Following this initial audit, Brest Métropole organised a workshop for restaurant owners in March, with the aim of inspiring, uniting and creating a local network of restaurant owners committed to reducing plastic waste.