Visitors to Mold Carnival on 16 July were able to find out more about everyday products containing plastics – and about alternatives to them – at the Mold Plastic Reduction stand.
Children enjoyed a fun activity deciding which decomposed fastest – a packet of crisps, a tin can, a wooden painted toy, a banana, or an envelope. And were shocked that the crisp packet could take 1,000 years to decompose.
Over 60 people took part in a challenging quiz based on questions about plastic polluting the environment. The lucky winner of the quiz prize, a hamper of food, was Pat Mee from Rhosesmor.
Stephen Maund, chair of Mold Plastic Reduction, said, “We’ve had a stand at the Carnival previously – the organisers do a great job in staging the event every year. We met visitors from all over the area, as well as plenty of local people. There was a lot of interest from people who are keen to learn more about how to reduce the amount of single-use plastics they use.
“Which products can be recycled in Flintshire’s kerbside collections is always a hot topic of conversation. Many people were unaware that their soft plastics, including crisp packets, can now be taken to Tesco in Mold for recycling.”