Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2019 #26
ORDER ADOPTED
Jan 28, 2019 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to consult with the appropriate departments on the feasibility of eliminating the use of plastic water bottles at City and School events.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, JDSponsors:Vice Mayor Jan Devereux, Mayor Marc C. McGovern, Councillor Quinton Zondervan, Councillor Alanna Mallon
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

Encouraging decreased dependence on single-use plastics, including “convenience water” individual sized plastic bottles, will help the City achieve its Zero Waste goals; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

City and School events often only offer water in individual-sized plastic bottles as a beverage option; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

When a nearby water fountain is not available, refilling reusable water bottles is not a possibility for attendees; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

A water keg could be made available that allows attendees to fill their own reusable bottles, and, if necessary, convenience water for those not carrying reusable bottles could be offered in non-plastic single-use coated paper containers (similar to milk cartons), instead of plastic bottles; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to consult with the appropriate departments on the feasibility of eliminating the use of plastic water bottles at City and School events, and instead offering a keg of water and non-plastic convenience water, as necessary; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on this matter.

 

Meeting History

Jan 28, 2019 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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BY AN AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF EIGHT MEMBERS - COUNCILLOR TOOMEY RECORDED IN THE NGATIVE

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED