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Leisure centres join fight against plastic

The facilities in Buckingham and Aylesbury are doing their part.

Published by Dan Gooding at 7:55am 28th December 2019. 2-minute read.

Leisure centres join fight against plastic

The war against plastics has come to Aylesbury Vale's leisure centres.

Overshoes used in changing rooms at the Swan Pool and Aqua Vale have been scrapped and a no-shoes policy introduced.

It'll mean 5,000 of the plastic coverings aren't going in the bin each month.

Under the new No Shoes Policy, customers will be encouraged to remove their shoes or change into indoor footwear that has not been worn outside such as flip flops. 

Commenting on the eco-friendly move, Chris Williams, Area Contract Manager at Everyone Active, said:

"We are really pleased to have gone green with our new No Shoes Policy from the beginning of December.

"We all need to play our part in tackling the global battle on single-use plastic, so we are proud to take a step in the right direction with the new policy and hope our local community support us in reducing our environmental impact.

"During the pilot of the policy in October and November, we have also seen an impressive improvement in the cleanliness of the poolside areas which means we can reduce the chemicals we use to keep them clean.

"We are looking forward to having greener, cleaner leisure centres for everyone to enjoy staying active."

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