A TOWN is celebrating its efforts to combat single use plastics one water bottle at a time.

Mold mayor Cllr Tim Maunders met with retailers in the town to present them with posters and stickers for joining the national Refill Scheme.

They included Ultimate Nails and Beauty, SIMMI Womenswear, Y Pentan and many more.

Shannon Jones, Mold’s Refill Champion, said: “The scheme is a city to sea campaign which has won a global award. It encourages people to give up buying plastic bottled drinks and visit refill stations anywhere in the world, to have their reusable bottle filled with free tap water.

“In our town, we are hoping to go plastic free. And we, as a town, have a committee of local residents and a town councillor Andrea Mearns who meet to discuss how we can achieve this. We are concerned about the amount of single use plastic waste in town and Refill is one of the ways we can reduce this.

“Hopefully more people will use this app and visit our towns refill stations. And hopefully more businesses will join. Together we can reduce the plastic waste, one bottle at a time.”

Plastic Reduction Mold can be found on Facebook where residents regularly share tips and ideas about reducing plastic in day-to-day life.

Those wanting to find a Refill station locally can look on the free to download Refill app. Any businesses wanting to join can register on the app as a Refill station.