Cardiff cafes unite to support Contactless Coffee & 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 growing 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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Food Waste falls at Home during Coronavirus lockdown

A new WRAP study shows that householders have become more resourceful in managing their food during the Coronavirus lockdown – from using up cupboard stocks, to meal planning, freezing leftovers and batch-cooking. Meanwhile, in Cardiff, a new online food information hub details the ways that people can be part of a city-wide response to the crisis; whether that’s by supporting local food businesses, volunteering to feed the local community, reducing food waste or growing food at home.

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COVID-19 highlights our broken relationship with nature

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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