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Young leaders call on Wrexham Councillors to reduce single-use plastic

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Young leaders from the St Joseph’s Catholic & Anglican High School’s TCC group recently met with Councillor Bithell, Lead Member for Place – Environment and Transport. They presented him with over 100 letters addressed to local councillors, written by Year 7 students, expressing their concerns about the use of single-use plastic and the environment.

The TCC group have been working to reduce single use plastic in their school and in the wider community, and have successfully stopped the use of plastic cutlery in their canteen.

Katie, TCC young leader said, “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”.

During the meeting the group powerfully expressed their concerns for the environment and called on the council to take further action on reducing single-use plastic. Councillor Bithell said, “I was very pleased to meet the pupils and hear what they had to say. Their passion for what we discussed 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.

Keep up-to-date with Together Creating Communities through their website: https://www.tcc-wales.org.uk/

 

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