The Council and democracy Climate Change Action Plan - Progress Update Q1 Apr to Jun 2021

Workstream #3 - Reducing consumption based emissions

3.1    Proposals for the roll out of the 10% environmental weighting were approved by Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee and Executive. Work has commenced on the redesign of the social value and environmental questions to include in tenders. A pipeline of upcoming contracts is being evaluated to identify contracts with maximum potential.
3.3     Following Covid-19 restriction easing, Markets reopened. Officers have been promoting a Single Use Plastic Ban relating to straws, cotton buds and drinks stirrers across all Retail and Wholesale Markets, as introduced by Government in new legislation announced in October 2020. It is the Trader's duty to comply with the legislation, however the Markets team wrote to all Traders early June to remind them of the legislation and their responsibilities. 
3.4     A draft Supplier Toolkit was considered by the Social Value, Contracts and Commissioning Leads Group in May. Feedback was positive and the toolkit will now be used as a live document.
3.5     Work is currently focused on two key areas in events: a) Single Use Plastic reduction across Food and Drink Trader cups, and b) Power supply for events. An internal report on events, highlighting key achievements, future recommendations and the guidance produced for event organisers, is undergoing peer review. A submission has been made to the EU City Facility Fund to support a feasibility study into the upgrade of mains power at event sites across Manchester. 
3.6    Manchester Food Board has produced an action plan which includes the Our Manchester Food Partnership objectives. It has been agreed that the Food Response Team will lead on the delivery.

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