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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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RECYCLING FISHING GEAR

Plastic fishing nets.
A plastic recycling initiative in Pembrokeshire aims to cut marine plastic pollution by providing free disposal of plastic fishing gear. The Recycle Môr bins at Saundersfoot, Tenby, Porthgain and Lower …

PLASTIC POLLUTES MOUNTAIN AIR

Pic-du-Midi observatory, French Pyrenees.
Scientists working 3000 metres above sea level have found a range of microplastics in air generally thought of a being “clean”. Some of the samples of microplastic particles captured at …

CHRISTMAS RECYCLING

Foil-covered chocolate Father Christmas figures.
Flintshire County Council has advice on recycling all sorts of items, including wrapping paper, greetings cards and batteries. Here are some excerpts from their advice: “Not all wrapping paper can …

AMAZON’S PLASTIC PACKAGING

Close up shot of blue bubble wrap.
Environmental organisation Oceana has published its latest analysis of Amazon’s plastic packaging waste. Using e-commerce packaging data, it finds that Amazon generated 599 million pounds (c271,700 metric tonnes) of plastic …

FOOD GROWING PROJECT

Woman wearing mask in front of sign reading: Community Food Growing Project, Parkfields Community Centre.
Parkfields Community Centre is one of Mold Plastic Reduction’s Community Champions. Their volunteers collect quality surplus food from local supermarkets and offer it to residents of Mold at Community Fridge …

PLASTIC-EATING BACTERIA EVOLVE

Green and blue bacteria.
As many as 10 different types of plastic could be degraded by plastic-eating microbes, reveals new research. Published in the journal Microbial Ecology, the study shows that microbes in oceans …

UN WARNS ON FARMING PLASTIC

Field of lettuces growing through plastic sheeting.
Plastic pollution has become pervasive in agricultural soils warns a new report – and it poses a threat to food security, human health and the environment. Published by the Food …

227,000 MILES OF GIFT WRAP

Xmas present in plain white wrapping tied with red string.
“One oft-quoted statistic is that each Christmas, as much as 227,000 miles of wrapping paper ends up in UK rubbish bins. Another is that the amount of gift wrap thrown …

CIRCULAR ECONOMY EXEMPLAR

Naked Takeaway promotional flyer.
The Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) has published an article about the Naked Takeaway project on its Knowledge Centre. Describing the scheme as “a unique project in Wales”, it …

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