Posted: Wed 26th Feb 2020

Wrexham Council urge wedding attendees at town’s Guildhall to “think natural” and use eco-friendly confetti for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Those attending weddings at the Guildhall are being are being encouraged to swap their celebratory confetti for an environmentally friendly alternative.

With 300,000 weddings in the UK every year there’s a huge market for confetti. However if it’s made from plastic or foil that can cause issues to local wildlife, watercourses and the environment if it isn’t eco-friendly.

Wrexham Council are now urging those who attend or organise wedding ceremonies at the Guildhall to “to think natural and buy natural confetti”.

Cllr David A Bithell, lead member for environment and transport, said: “Weddings are very happy occasions and should be celebrated by everyone involved.

“However, in today’s modern world it’s clear that plastic and foil confetti is becoming popular and we’d like to ask that you think of the environment when buying or providing confetti. It’s a small consideration in the planning of a wedding but can go a long way to reducing our non compostable waste.

“We have recently declared a climate emergency and we know that lots of residents in Wrexham support this so please – think natural.”

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