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The founders of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) plainly had a particular issue in mind, but their wider work on campaigning against pollution of our oceans has led to SAS being recognised as the standard-setter for working to prevent plastic polluting the seas (currently running at 8 million pieces a year).

They give Plastic Free accreditation to communities who are making certain efforts to eradicate as much plastic as possible.

To achieve Plastic Free status, Mold Plastic Reduction (MPR) had to achieve five objectives:

1 – Set up a Steering Group. The MPR Steering Group was formed in the middle of 2019.

2 – Have a local authority pass a resolution supporting the journey to Plastic Free status. Mold Town Council did the honours in 2019 and appointed two Councillors to the Steering Group.

3 – Engage a certain number of local businesses and persuade them to eliminate single use plastics. Mold Plastic Reduction is well supported by a variety of local businesses.

4 – Secure ‘plastic-free allies’ in the form of schools and community organisations. Three local schools enabled us to hit that target and a number of community groups have also come on board.

5 – Hold public events to raise awareness. Mold Plastic Reduction has been present at many public events and has initiated some itself including litter picks and mass unwraps at supermarkets, some of which are mentioned on our News & Events page.

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