Anglesey, an island off Wales’ northwest coast, has become the UK’s first “plastic-free” county.
Plastic Free Community status was awarded by Surfers Against Sewage after the island met the five objectives set by the marine conservation group.
The movement forms part of the organization’s wider effort to combat plastics in the ocean, which also includes asking individuals to reduce their plastic consumption and lobbying government for new legislation.
“It’s not about removing all plastic from our lives,” Surfers Against Sewage says. “It’s about kicking our addiction to avoidable single-use plastic, and changing the system that produces it.”