Following from our Love It, Don’t Trash It! campaign in Porthcawl, we’ve gone on to work with local school pupils to talk about reducing plastics in their every day lives. With workshops looking at how and where unnecessary single-use plastics are used, and encouraging children to think about ways that they and their families could cut these down. Children are also writing to local businesses to ask them to look at reducing the single-use plastic, or to say thank you for the actions they’ve already taken.
This follows on from work that BCBC, Porthcawl Town Council and Surfers Against Sewage have been doing with Porthcawl businesses, calling on them to stop using at least three single-use plastics – things like straws, ketchup sachets, or plastic cutlery – in a bid to become the first plastic-free town in Bridgend.
Jo, SeaQuest’s Assistant Manager, says “SeaQuest are excited at the prospect of once again working with BCBC on our shared goals of promoting the reduction of plastics in Porthcawl. We always enjoy working with the young people here – their enthusiasm for the topic is inspiring!”