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Complex needs service joins the campaign against plastic waste

People attending the Council’s complex needs day services have joined the battle against plastic waste by setting up their own recycling group.

The recent publicity around plastic waste and the problems it causes led to the decision to set up the group, with everyone keen to do their bit to reduce the amount of plastic waste.

With support from staff at the service, the group has been learning about the importance of recycling and how to separate their waste into different bins. There are currently more than 20 members who meet on a weekly basis to gather all the waste from Brynamlwg and Abbeyview Services. They then take it to the local recycling centre to view the disposal process first-hand.

Councillor Peter Richards, cabinet member for adult social care and health, said:

“The group should be really proud of the work they are doing to help reduce waste.

“One of the main priorities of the Council is to ensure everyone participates in community life. Using the campaign against plastics to encourage people who attend the service to carry out everyday tasks is a great example of this.”

The group has also reduced the amount of single use plastics used by the service and have repurposed some plastic items into their art and garden projects.

The Council’s complex needs day service supports adults with profound learning and physical disabilities, sensory impairments and continuing health care needs. The service aims to improve and maintain health, well-being and social inclusion by providing activities and opportunities within the service base and local community.