As many of you may be aware from the National media coverage of our local village Aberporth working towards becoming a Plastic-Free town, the principles of Zero Waste and Plastic Free have swept through the UK since the New Year. The concerns raised by Sir David Attenborough's Blue Planet II series about how plastics are infiltrating marine ecosystems have really hit home in our coastal communities, and galvanized many changes for the better.
Read how Surfers Against Sewage are helping to protect our beautiful coastlines by organizing beach cleans, educating and campaigning.
Molly & I helped out at Llangrannog on a beach clean last week - it rained rather a lot!
With many local groups being set up, there have been numerous beach and village cleans, and many businesses are switching from single-use plastics to more sustainable materials. Cafes, restaurants, pubs, and many more outlets are making small changes which together will make a huge contribution to reducing plastic waste finding its way into our waters and being washed up on our beaches. This has been an amazing switch, and one which has encouraged people to turn their back on supermarkets and use local bakers, butchers, vegetable growers and even buy their daily pintas in glass milk bottles! STOP PRESS - Aberporth were featured on BBC1 The One Show last week, winning a Plastic Free Communities Award!!
Here at The Cwtch, we too are making big changes to work towards a more Zero Waste, Plastic Free lifestyle.
So, if you revisit this year, or visit us for the first time, you may notice a few little changes here and there:
So, hopefully The Cwtch at Caerwedros will be contributing in our small wasy to a more plastic-free, zero-waste environment in the Teifi Valley and Cardigan Bay!