WELSH WOODS AND TREES “SERIOUSLY UNDER THREAT” ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT

Trees and woods are essential to the health and wellbeing of people in Wales, but a new report from The Woodland Trust shows that five major threats are compounding to result in negative impacts that could spell disaster for the UK’s wildlife, including plants, mammals, birds and insects. The Woodland Trust’s State of Woods and Trees (SOWT) Report 2021 is the first of its kind to focus on native woods and trees.

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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 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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