BRADFORD Council will be urged to appoint a "single use plastic champion" to push for the authority to become more environmentally friendly.

A group of Councillors recently completed a review of single use plastics that made a number of suggestions, including replacing plastic bin liners in parks with biodegradable bags, to introduce water stations at Council events to cut down on the need for plastic bottles, and to become "single use plastic free" by 2024.

Review suggests Bradford Council should be 'plastic free' by 2024

At a meeting of the Council's Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday members recommended that the report be passed to the Council's Executive to be officially adopted. They also voted to urge the Council to appoint a "champion" to spearhead the changes.

Chair Councillor Rizwana Jamil (Lab, Bowling and Barkerend) said: "This will be a lifelong commitment for the council. This committee will be leaving a legacy for future generations of Bradford."