Vale of Glamorgan Council continues initiatives to reduce the use of single-use plastics
Following the recent installation of water bottle refill stations across the Vale, the Vale of Glamorgan Council has teamed up with Bro Radio to provide reusable water bottles to volunteers.
Bro Radio support the Council’s summer events programme, Barry Island Weekenders, with the help of volunteers.
Throughout this programme volunteers are given bottles of water to keep them hydrated throughout the day.
Bro Radio calculated that they probably get through between 400 – 600 plastic bottles of water each summer.
By donating 100 reusable water bottles to Bro Radio, the Council is combatting the use of single-use plastics at one of its premiere resorts.
Councillor Lis Burnett, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Education said:
"I think this an excellent example of the Council working with a local organisation, which is largely run by volunteers, to embrace the use of sustainable materials, instead of single-use plastics. This initiative will also save money which is vital for a community radio station.
The new refill points on the island mean visitors can bring reusable bottles with them or buy them while they’re here and save money and the environment at the same time."
Nathan Spackman, Operations Director for Bro Radio said:
"Following programmes like Blue Planet and War on Plastic, we were keen to look at reducing the amount of single-use plastic we use as an organisation and to support our volunteers to do the same.
"After realising how much plastic we used in 2018 and with events every weekend, it made sense for us to work with the Council to reduce our plastic waste and promote refill stations whilst we are on the Island, at parks and coastal resorts throughout the summer."