- January 28, 2020
- Posted by: Lesley Griffiths AM
- Category: Latest News
A Wrexham business has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to helping tackle plastic pollution.
Brockley Bean Café has worked closely with campaign group Plastic Free Wrexham to achieve ‘plastic free status’ and was presented with a certificate by local Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths and the Deputy Minister for Housing & Local Government, Hannah Blythyn AM.
Located on Charles Street in the town centre, Brockley Bean has achieved plastic free status by replacing all plastic straws with either metal or paper ones. The café has also introduced composable containers and wooden cutlery for all takeout meals and has signed up to the Welsh Government-backed ‘Refill Nation’ scheme.
Brockley Bean has become the fifth business in Wrexham to be recognised by Plastic Free Wrexham following No 22 Café at Ty Pawb, Reece the Jewellers, Saith Seren and the Secret Garden Café at Wrexham Library.
Established in 2018, Plastic Free Wrexham are a group of volunteers aiming to raise awareness of plastic pollution locally. Their ambition is for Wrexham to become the first large town in Wales to achieve plastic free status.
Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths is a supporter of Plastic Free Wrexham after first meeting with the group last August. She invited the Deputy Minister to Wrexham to help with the presentation and to meet the team as the responsibility for recycling falls within her ministerial portfolio.
Ms Griffiths said: “Plastic pollution is one of the greatest challenges facing our planet and there is little doubt the general public are becoming more and more concerned about its effect on the environment.”
“Everyone must play their part and Plastic Free Wrexham are determined to help make a difference locally. I would once again like to congratulate them and everyone at Brockley Bean for making a stand and leading by example.”
“Any other local businesses, organisations, groups or schools who wish to find out more or get involved can email Plastic Free Wrexham at [email protected].”