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Young leaders call on Wrexham Council to cut back on single-use plastics

Over 100 letters raising concerns about the environment and plastic waste have been delivered to Wrexham Council.

The letters, written by year seven students at Joseph’s Catholic & Anglican High School, were presented to Lead Member of Environment and Transport, Cllr David Bithell last week.

Young leaders from the school’s TCC group met with the executive board member and expressed their concerns for the environment and called on the council to take further action on reducing single-use plastic.

The TCC group have been working to reduce single use plastic in their school and in the wider community. They have met with the catering staff and got plastic cutlery removed from their school canteen, as well as planning and delivering a PSE session about single-use plastic to all of the Year 7 students in the school.

TCC (Trefnu Cymunedol Cymru/Together Creating Communities) is a charity which brings together local groups so they can take action on issues and improve their communities.

Katie, TCC young leader commented, “I am very concerned with where our world is heading, and I wanted to do something about it.

“I raised the issue with my TCC group and others shared the same concern, so we decided to take action on it”.

Cllr Bithell added: “I was very pleased to meet the pupils from St Joseph’s School and hear what they had to say about issues such as cutting down on single-use plastics,

“Their passion for what we discussed during the morning was very clear – but I was also very impressed by the level of questions they put to me, and their grasp of a range of environmental issues.

“I’d like to thank them for coming to present to me and ask questions, and I’d be happy to discuss these issues with them again in the future.”

The TCC group will continue their campaign through making their school a Plastic Free School and supporting the wider Plastic Free Wrexham initiative. If you are interested in supporting the Plastic Free Wrexham campaign please contact plasticfreewrecsam@gmail.com or search ‘Plastic Free Wrecsam’ on Facebook.
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