27th February 2018
By Graham Smith
Nearly 100 people attended a public meeting in Wadebridge last night (Monday) to hear about a new initiative designed to reduce plastic waste.
Mark Collins Wilsher organised the event, at the town’s Betjeman Centre, and led a discussion about the impact of plastic on society and the environment, and ways that waste can be reduced.
Several exhibitors involved in alternatives to plastic – such as cardboard packaging and carrier bags made from natural fibres – also took part in the event.
A recent study found that millions of tiny plastic particles are now polluting Cornwall’s beaches. Some politicians are calling for financial incentives, such as returnable deposits, to reduce the volume of waste plastic bottles.