Businesses target plastic pollution
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)