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NEWS FROM MOLD PLASTIC REDUCTION

Below are news items about single use plastic and how to use less of it, plus posts on wider environmental concerns and about the MPR group and its activities. If you’re not already doing so, you can also keep in touch with what’s going on via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter!

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HELP KEEP MOLD TIDY

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Mold Town Council’s latest “Tidy Mold” event takes place on Sunday 24 October. Volunteers are sought for a variety of jobs, including picking litter, clearing weeds from footpaths, tidying and …

PLASTIC FREE BUSINESS

Elizabeth Barnard of Barnard Engineering, accepting the company's Plastic Free Business Champion certificate.
Congratulations to Barnard Engineering Limited for becoming our latest Plastic Free Business Champion. The image shows Elizabeth Barnard accepting the certificate and plaque. Details of the steps that Barnard Engineering …

A LESS PLASTICY HALLOWEEN?

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Halloween might be fun for many, but the modern version with shop-bought plastic costumes and treat buckets is hardly environmentally friendly. In an effort to reduce the damage caused, The …

CREATING PLASTIC ALTERNATIVES

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From a spray-on coating to bacteria-based packaging, companies around the world are developing alternatives to single-use plastic. An edible, tasteless and invisible plant-based spray for fruits and vegetables has been …

WALKING GEAR SWAP

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Outdoors enthusiasts can pick up bargain coats, waterproofs, base layers, boots, hats, rucksacks and other gear thanks to an initiative from local charity Outside Lives. An outdoor clothing swap (“swish”) …

TACKLING PERIOD PLASTIC

Menstrual pads and tampons.
Disposable menstrual pads are mostly plastic and, with up to two billion being flushed down UK toilets each year, they represent a serious source of marine pollution. The Women’s Environmental …

A MINISTER FOR MICROPLASTICS?

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Microplastics has just issued its first report, Microplastic Policies for the Government. Based in part on research carried out for the National Federation of …

PET FOOD POUCHES

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Recycling points for pet food pouches are being trialled in Pets at Home stores. Supported by pet food producers Mars and Purina PetCare, the pilot scheme will see recycling bins …

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