Busi­nesses tar­get plas­tic pol­lu­tion

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MAK­ING Beau­maris plas­tic-free is the aim of a new ini­tia­tive launched in the town.

Funded by Ar­loesi Môn, the project sees lo­cal busi­nesses get to­gether to get rid of sin­gle use plas­tics and do their bit to pro­tect the lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment.

With an es­ti­mated 7.7 bil­lion plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles used every day and in­creased aware­ness for the dam­age plas­tics cause to ma­rine life, a group of lo­cal vol­un­teers was keen to take ac­tion.

Four Beau­maris busi­nesses have al­ready signed up – Mer­cado, Jack­fruit, Canol­fan Hamd­den Beau­maris and Happy Val­ley Café.

And with An­gle­sey as a whole al­ready awarded ‘plas­tic free com­mu­nity sta­tus’ – the first county in Wales to do so, it is hoped that the ini­tia­tive in Beau­maris will re­in­force this sta­tus, as well as send out a clear mes­sage for peo­ple to re­fill and re­use.

To sign-up or take part in the ini­tia­tive, busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als are en­cour­aged to con­tact the group via their Face­book page (Beau­maris Di-blastig – Plas­ticfree) or to get in touch with Ar­loesi Môn at Men­ter Môn.

● Gwen Evans Jones, Cllr Laura Roberts (Beau­maris Town Coun­cil), Cllr Car­wyn Jones, Al­wyn Row­lands (Y Ganol­fan, Beau­maris), Kim Owen (Owner of Happy Val­ley Pavil­ion), David Owen (Owner of ‘Mer­cado’ by The Mid­land), Kate Wood­house (As­sis­tant Man­ager at Jack­Fruit), Marissa Laocharoen (Ys­gol Gyn­radd Beau­maris) and Sioned Mor­gan Thomas, (Men­ter Môn)

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