Author: The Bangor Aye

Bangor University develop food packaging without plastic

Grass, straw and maize stalks could provide alternatives to plastic packaging, scientists from Bangor University have said. People worldwide are increasingly concerned by the amount of single use plastics which surrounds our purchases, and in particular our food shopping. While such wrappings appear unnecessary, many fruit and vegetable producers would argue that packaging perishables ensures that consumers can easily carry away their food. Further, more food reaches the market place undamaged, increasing the food supply and reducing food waste. The solution lies in developing sustainable food packaging alternatives and Bangor University researchers are now working with leftover farming materials...

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Bangor 1876 return to winning ways with 13-0 win

Bangor 1876 returned to winning ways in emphatic style on Saturday after the disappointments of the FAW Trophy and JD Welsh Cup exits at Lalnrwst United and Ruthin Town respectively.   1876 racked up thirteen goals in Bob Owen Memorial Shield demolition of CPD Llanystumdwy at Treborth. Proceedings got off to the perfect start for the home side under the fine drizzle of a November afternoon at Treborth as sharpshooter Jamie Petrie found the target in the fifth minute from Dafydd Thomas’ incisive run down the right for an early lead. The advantage was doubled on eleven minutes. Cian...

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Gwynedd school kitchens reduce the use of single-use plastics

As part of Gwynedd Council’s environmental efforts, school kitchens across the county are introducing arrangements to reduce the use of single-use plastic and non-recyclable materials. Gwynedd Council’s Education Department has set out an ambition to cut-out single-use plastic and other non-recyclable materials from school kitchens across Gwynedd. Councillor Cemlyn Rees Jones, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “As a Council, we are committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and ensuring that we look after our environment responsibly. “Over recent months, children and young people here in Gwynedd and beyond have shown their clear views...

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Christmas shoebox appeal launched for Bangor homeless

A Christmas shoebox appeal has been launched for the homeless people in Bangor, with the aim of providing a gift they wouldn’t normally receive and containing essential items that will make a positive difference to their lives.     Lauren Toal, who is organising the appeal, said: “It’s coming up to the start of the Christmas season…I will be organizing the Bangor Christmas Shoebox Appeal again this year to collect donations for the homeless community in Bangor. “I first organized the appeal in 2016 and over the past few years the amazing generous support from the local community has...

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General Election 2019: Candidates Confirmed for Arfon

Candidates have been confirmed in Arfon for the 2019 General Election, which will be held on 12 December.     Plaid Cymru MP Hywel Williams will defend a majority of just 92 votes from 2017, while Labour have named Steffie Williams Roberts from Bangor as their new candidate, after Mary Gwen Griffiths-Clarke, who contested the seat for Labour in 2017, stood down. The Brexit Party have named Gary Francis Gribben as their candidate for Arfon and the Conservatives will also contest the seat after announcing that Gonul Daniels will stand for election. Plaid Cymru scraped through by the thinnest...

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