Today Keith Jones from Surfers Against Sewage in Rhyl (SASIR) and Rhyl Town Council came into the Sound Radio Wales studio to talk about plastic awareness and how we can reduce the amount of plastic used in the area, especially on the beach.
You can listen again to the full interview with Keith using the play above or on iTunes. Keith discussed the work already being done in the area such plastic litter picking, teaching school children on how much unnecessary plastic is used and how a brand new scheme called “Refill in Rhyl” will let people refill their water bottles as designated refill points in Rhyl and other areas for FREE and help raise funds for charity.
Surfers Against Sewage in Rhyl (SASIR) are leading the campaign to make Rhyl a #PlasticFreeCommunity with work in schools and with businesses and community groups, supported by Rhyl Town Council. They want to encourage us all to use less single-use plastics and thereby cut down on plastic pollution at source.
The launch of “Refill in Rhyl” (RiR)is due any day now. “Refill” is an award-winning, grass roots campaign which aims to make it easier to reuse and refill your bottle with free tap water, rather than buy a new one. Their mission is to stop millions of plastic bottles at source each year by breaking the current social norm that we need to buy bottled water when ‘drinking on the go’ and making it both normal and easier to be able to carry a re-usable bottle around and to fill it for free.
Here in the UK we currently get through 13 billion plastic bottles each year, of which roughly half are used once then thrown away and not even recycled.
The Refill in Rhyl scheme is already underway (Kite Surf Café, Crazy Golf on West Parade, Premier Inn and Cookhouse, Costa, and the Sussex) but we are hoping to make a bigger impact by actively encouraging and supporting pubs, hotels, cafes and other businesses or offices to become a Refill in Rhyl station.
If you’d like to help out with promoting the scheme, or have a place that could become a RiR station, pop into the Kite Café on the prom (between the Theatre and the Lifeboat Station, just behind the Travelodge) tomorrow, Thursday 28th Feb, between 1pm and 3pm to chat to us and find out more.
Learn more about Refill Cymru HERE and how you can download the FREE app and find a water filling station.
Listen again to the full interview with Keith using the play above or on iTunes.