Updated Refill app can help you find zero-waste shops all over Wales

From 1st October, people in Wales will be able to use the free Refill app to find out where to refill their coffee cup, water bottle or lunchbox; shop for groceries; and even top up their cleaning products and toiletries packaging-free. Refill is the world’s first dedicated app to help customers find ways to shop waste-free.

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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 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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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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