Thank you very much for your support, and if you have done so already, for signing our fast food litter petition. Over 3,300 people signed the petition to make it compulsory for fast food outlets with drive through facilities to print car number plates on all packaging so that litter can be traced.
As a result, we had coverage on BBC Radio Wales, S4C, Wales Online and in the Daily Post, and the petition got shared all over Facebook! We’ve shared some of the coverage to our Facebook page @PlaidCymruBlaenauGwent – when you’re on the page, please like and follow our page!
We believe that the issue will be debated in the Senedd in due course and we will keep the pressure on for a change in the law. Reducing waste, particularly plastic waste, is very important to Plaid Cymru – our mission is to bring forward the Zero Waste Wales commitment by a whole generation. We’ll do this through a combination of extended producer responsibility, reverse vending, and deposit return schemes.
It’s really important that we tackle litter at ground level as well at government level, and Plaid Cymru Blaenau Gwent wants to keep this issue in the forefront of people’s minds over the coming weeks. In particular we want to encourage people to put their rubbish in the bins and to recycle what they can. To this end we would like to invite children to make posters to display in their windows to remind people of this – posters can be any size, in any language, as long as they get the message across.
We’re also going to run a competition for the poster that we think gets the message across best – to take part, all you need to do is:
- Ask your child / grandchild to create a poster that encourages people to put their rubbish in the bin and recycle what they can.
- Place the poster in your window.
- Take a photo of the poster.
- Post the photo on the Plaid Cymru Blaenau Gwent Facebook page – you do not need to put your child’s name on the Facebook post if you do not want to, but it would be great to know their school year and town. If you do not have Facebook, you can email your photo to [email protected]
- The closing date for the competition is 31 July 2020.
We would like to thank Cafe Seren in Tredegar for donating a fantastic prize for the winning entry - a voucher for Children’s Afternoon Tea for two at Cafe Seren. This can be used once the café is open again after lockdown.
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Plaid Cymru has already proposed a host of ideas, including a plan to reboot the economy, but we want to hear directly from you about what changes you think need to happen. If you have any ideas, however big or small, this is your chance to make your voice heard and be part of our plans to build a new nation.
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Diolch yn fawr,
Plaid Cymru Blaenau Gwent Candidate
Senedd Election 2021