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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This Week, Join a Virtual Film Screening and Q&A on The Story of Plastic

For many of us, the lockdown has provided an opportunity to spend time planning for a greener, more sustainable future in South Wales and beyond. In this spirit, Friends of the Earth Cymru will be hosting a free, virtual screening of The Story Of Plastic – and they’re inviting everyone to join a post-screening Q&A and discussion to help spur on local action as the lockdown lifts.

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COVID-19 brings our relationship with nature into sharp focus

Whilst our relationship with the natural world can play a huge part in cheering us up at this difficult time, the way we engage with the non-human world around us is exactly what got us into this mess. Our health and wellbeing as a species has always been dependent on how we treat the planet and everything which exists on it, but if this virus has taught us anything, it’s that for far too long we’ve been getting it seriously wrong.

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