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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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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ANSWER THE CALL OF THE DRAGON: CHOOSE WELSH FOOD & DRINK THIS CHRISTMAS

Last year, I blogged about a new online marketplacefor Welsh food and drink called Discover Delicious – a one-stop shop for local, artisan and alternative food and drink from Wales. But aside from taking the hard work out of finding new products from well-known and up-and-coming artisan producers alike, the site also offers an opportunity to be a conscious consumer: bringing ethical values back into food shopping through a fairer pricing structure, supporting small, prioritising provenance and connecting people with the places and processes behind the food they eat.

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Foodie gift vouchers are the low-impact Christmas gifts that keep on giving

It’s a sad fact that beneath the sparkle and glitter, Christmas can be an exceptionally wasteful time of year. From the hundreds of miles of wrapping paper discarded after Christmas morning, to the thousands of throwaway stocking fillers wrapped in single-use plastic, the waste created during the season of goodwill is enough to make anyone wince.

But there is an easy way for food & drink lovers to skip the eco-guilt that comes with splurging on unnecessary gifts whilst also helping support their local food and drink producers and indie restauranteurs.

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