Coronavirus: Local restrictions

Coronavirus rates in Oldham remain high. Additional restrictions are now in force. Do not socialise with anyone who does not live in your house, avoid using public transport, wear a face covering.

Coronavirus: Information and advice

5. Single-use plastics

Single-use plastics can have a damaging effect on the environment.

As a result, at Full Council on 28 March 2018, it was agreed that we would work towards becoming a single-use plastic free Council.

That means we will be reviewing our buying policies for things like cups, spoons, straws and cutlery and promoting the use of non-plastic recyclable alternatives. 

A strategy was adopted by Cabinet on 17 December 2018. 

For more information about the Greater Manchester wide campaign and pledge on single-use plastics, as well as the Manchester paper bee straw, visit