The Plastic Free campaign in Abergavenny was started to raise public awareness of the growing impact of plastic waste on the environment, to reduce single-use plastic products and packaging in the surrounding area and to point the way to environmentally-friendly alternatives.
The excessive use of plastic has been under the microscope like never before in the wake of David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II and other news and documentary programmes. There is a wealth of evidence highlighting how plastics are accumulating in our seas, damaging the health of marine animals, as well as littering the landscape. Scientists have expressed concern about the potential health risks for humans who absorb microplastics into their system through food contaminated by plastic. There is also the added burden on our budgets as our council taxes are needed to clean up the problem.
We hope to see a change in the attitudes of a disposable society. To do this we will:
- Publicise and raise awareness: Refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle.
- Research and disseminate information.
- Work with town councils, county councils and the Welsh government and collaborate with other campaigning groups in Monmouthshire.
- Work with local businesses, particularly in the first instance food and drink retailers.
If you would like to get involved, please contact us at:- firstname.lastname@example.org
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