As lockdown lifts, Cardiff cafes unite to support #ContactlessCoffee & reusable cups

A group of local, independent coffee shops and restaurants has teamed up to promote #ContactlessCoffee and encourage the safe and hygienic use of reusable coffee cups as lockdown restrictions lift. The campaign is based on an initiative from City to Sea, the award-winning, Bristol-based organisation turning the tide on single-use plastic. They recently launched the #ContactlessCoffee campaign, which began as a pilot in Bristol, with a short video for cafes highlighting the latest best practice for accepting reusable cups safely.

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Cardiff residents inspired to grow their own fruit & veg during lockdown

Almost 14,000 plants, seeds and growing kits are being distributed during lockdown as part of a city-wide campaign to encourage people to grow their own vegetables. A team of 70 volunteers across 16 projects will reach over 3,000 households with seeds or plants, with more than 100 people joining online growing classes.

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My Lockdown List: Cardiff Food Collections, Deliveries & Subscriptions

On Friday, Mark Drakeford announced that from tomorrow, we will all be allowed to meet up in parks and private gardens, as long as we maintain social distancing, avoid contact, and limit it to two households at a time. Like everyone else in the country, I can’t wait to make the most of this new lease of freedom and meet up with friends and family who I’ve not seen for weeks on end. Picnics in the park are about to become a daily occurrence for me!

But before I get ready to spend 99.9% of my free time in the local parks, I wanted to give a shout out to the deliveries and subscriptions that have made the last few weeks – mostly spent eating and drinking in our small Canton garden – that much more bearable.

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HANK! EPISODE 8: FEEDING THE NHS DURING COVID-19

Whilst NHS staff across Wales face the Coronavirus crisis head on, in Cardiff a network of volunteers is ensuring that these key workers will be well fed throughout. In the latest episode of the #HankCardiff podcast we speak to two of the independent business owners who have been coordinating separate campaigns to raise funds and provide meals to front line staff in South Wales.

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