Newspaper's plastic glass campaign gaining support

By Iain O'Neil

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Newspaper's plastic glass campaign gaining support
A local newspaper in the North is campaigning around town and city councils for the blanket introduction of plastic glasses. Some licensing...

A local newspaper in the North is campaigning around town and city councils for the blanket introduction of plastic glasses.

Some licensing authorities in the region have backed the The Last Orders On Glass campaign run by The Sunday Sun - which ultimately aims to ban glasses in pubs and replace them with polycarbonate.

We support this campaign and back any premises wishing to change from glasses to polycarbonate alternatives​A spokeswoman for Durham City Council.

A spokeswoman for Durham told the paper: "We support this campaign and back any premises wishing to change from glasses to polycarbonate alternatives."

Darlington Borough Council spokesman also said: "We support any campaign that aims to improve public safety.

"As a licensing authority, we are not empowered to put conditions on a licence, but we have supported some of our pubs who have included the use of polycarbonate glass in their applications for a licence."

David Wilson, Senior Licensing Officer for Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council, told the Sunday Sun: "As a partner in the licensing group for the whole of the Northumbria Police Force area, we are aware that polycarbonate glasses have been successfully introduced in a small number of licensed premises.

"We are monitoring the ongoing introduction of polycarbonate glasses and, should these schemes, including the Sunday Sun's campaign, continue to have a positive impact, we may seek to secure the support and co-operation of the Licensed Victuallers' Association and members of the Pub Watch scheme to introduce polycarbonate glasses on a pilot basis."

York City Council said it encouraged the use of tempered glass and: "The operators of high volume premises and temporary or outdoor events are also encouraged to serve drinks in plastic containers."

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