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Sports: Plastics

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Chair, Treasury Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the role of major sporting and cultural events in the elimination of single use plastics.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State

Government strongly encourages all organisations with responsibility for sporting and cultural events, to find sustainable and environmentally-friendly ways of operating.

The EventIMPACTS website, supported by DCMS, provides advice and support for event organisers to help them implement ISO 20121- which is the international standard on sustainable events.

Arts Council England (ACE) support a number of organisations and projects which focus on the environment and sustainability.

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