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Held to celebrate our second birthday, this Community Conversation featured sessions from representatives of the Welsh Government, Flintshire County Council and CanCan – an innovative company introducing a borrow-and-return system across the entire hospitality and retail sector.

There were also presentations about MPR’s own Naked Takeaway scheme as well as the group’s achievements over the past 12 months and plans for the future.

Lots of questions were asked and answered in the Q&A, and the evening ended with a message of support from the Mayor of Mold, Sarah Taylor.

Howard Davies, Welsh Government

(NB due to a technical glitch, the session wasn’t captured live on the night; this version was recorded later by Howard Davies).

Ruth Cartwright, Flintshire County Council

Dan Wright, CanCan

Sam Hubbard, Naked Takeaway

Jenny Thomas, MPR review & plans

Q&A session

Sarah Taylor, Mayor of Mold

We know that we buy lots of stuff in our consumer society, but over a quarter of waste is the containers and packaging on the stuff, not the stuff itself.

On Tuesday 25 May, Mold Plastic Reduction is holding a Community Conversation on Food & Drink Packaging to see what can be done – and what is already being done – about food and drink packaging’s contribution to that staggering statistic.

Howard Davies, who is the Circular Economy Strategy Lead for the Welsh Government, will be among the speakers. It’s a great opportunity to influence a key person in the Welsh Government’s consultation on introducing a deposit return scheme, because the consultation ends just 10 days later on 4 June.

Jim Pizer, who pioneered re-usable tiffin tins in the UK twenty years ago, will talk about his company, WeAreCanCan, and their borrow-and-return system across the entire hospitality and retail sector.

Ruth Cartright from Flintshire County Council will recount the cost to you of clearing up food and drink waste. Consider this: Mold alone generates more than 2 million plastic drinks bottles every year, and almost 1.5 million drinks cans.

Mold Plastic Reduction will mark its second birthday by impressing Mr Pizer with news of our Naked Takeaway tiffin tin and pizza box pilot scheme, run in conjunction with Mold Town Council.

Will you take part in the Community Conversation? If so, please apply to moldplasticreduction@gmail.com for the Zoom link – doors open at 7.20 for a prompt 7.30 start on Tuesday 25 May.