A new campaign has been launched to make Beaumaris a plastic-free town.
Four businesses have already pledged to help protect the local environment by getting rid of single use plastics and cutting waste.
The project, funded by Arloesi Môn, comes after Anglesey became the first part of Wales – and the UK – to be awarded plastic-free status in April.
Gwen Evans Jones, chair of the local action group, said: ”We’re all now more aware of the damage plastic can cause, it is a huge concern. We were keen to make a difference here in Beaumaris, and it’s up to us to change things and help make the world a better place for future generations. I hope our work in our town will encourage other communities across the island to take up the challenge and join us.”
”We’re all now more aware of the damage plastic can cause, it is a huge concern. We were keen to make a difference here in Beaumaris, and it’s up to us to change things and make the world a better place. I hope our work in our town will encourage other communities across the island to play their part.’
The four businesses – Mercado, JackFruit, the Happy Valley Cafe and Beaumaris Leisure Centre – will be assessed for their use of plastic and given advice on how they can reduce this.
Residents will also be invited to an open training session aimed at raising awareness and encouraging more people to take an active interest.
Sioned Morgan Thomas from Arloesi Môn said: ”When we heard about this project, we were keen to get involved – and are very pleased to be to working with Beaumaris to develop this project.”
”As an organisation we aim to tackle challenges that face our communities – this project does just this. It’s great to see the work that’s being done to reduce the availability of avoidable plastics and to raise awareness.”