DELYN’s Assembly Member has praised efforts by communities across her constituency to protect the environment and urged people to get on board to do their bit.

Communities across Delyn have been hard at work taking action to protect their local environment.

Holywell Town Council declared in January 2018 that it would move to go plastic-free while a series of meetings have been held in Mold to discuss how residents, businesses and community leaders can cut down on single-use plastics.

Primary and secondary school pupils in schools across Delyn are also stepping up to do their part with eco-clubs and school councils working hard to reduce plastics and ensuring responsible energy usage.

Hannah Blythyn AM praised the progress across her constituency and called on others to follow the lead, making simple changes to play their part.

She said: “It’s really positive to see Delyn leading the way on tackling plastics and protecting our environment.

“If we each do our own little bit, it can go a long way to making a big difference, but the onus is on all of us to take action – from government to grassroots and everything in between.

“There are so many easy ways to take steps, such as embracing active travel routes and choosing to walk or cycle instead of taking the car.”

June 5 marked World Environment Day, a United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.

Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

A report by the Auditor General for Wales identified that in 2017-18, Flintshire was the third best local authority for recycling at 67.6 per cent – and above the national average.

Mrs Blythyn added: “Wales is third best in the world for recycling, a record we want to maintain and improve on to become first in the world, while becoming the world’s first Refill nation.

“The Welsh Government was right to declare a climate emergency, but it is important that we too act in our communities now.”