Working together as a community makes you stronger and community action has been key to making Mold a successful Plastic Free Community.
Community Champions come in all shapes and sizes and include:
If you want to become a Community Champion, simply sign up to The Plastic Pledge and commit to:
Interested? Then please send us an email.
Looking for inspiration? See what these organisations and initiatives local to Mold have achieved:
Community Heart Productions works with local children on projects about plastics and waste and among other things organises workshops and litter picks, and also uses hard to recycle items to make artwork with local youth groups.
The Daniel Owen Centre is based in the heart of Mold town and is championing plastic reduction activities by: using plant-based take out cutlery; collecting pet food pouches and crisp packets for recycling; and eliminating polystyrene takeaway containers.
Outside Lives is a local community interest company that has spread the word about plastic by running workshops and other events, including ‘Halloween doesn’t have to Cost the Earth’.
Park in the Past is a heritage and conservation project that aims to create a community resource on the disused Fagl Lane Quarry in Hope. They use corn starch disposable bags for dog waste, are installing a water filter to replace plastic bottles, are joining Refill and are investigating alternatives to the synthetic fleeces their staff wear.
Parkfields Community Centre offers recycling bins for user groups; provides a pre-owned clothes collection point; uses cardboard folders rather than plastic ones; and encourages all their user groups to reduce, reuse and recycle.
For an insight into some of the community work done by Parkfields, see this news item.
Theatr Clwyd has eliminated more than 52,000 single use plastic items through a variety of schemes, including: switching to vegware takeaway containers for drinks; offering discounts on reusable cups; and having milk delivered in glass bottles.