Business becomes a Litter Free Zone

Posted on: Thursday 16 May 2024

A business has become the latest organisation to sign up to be a Litter Free Zone. 

Staff at Saunders Valves, in Cwmbran, took part in a litter pick along Grange Road on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of their litter free area. 

They will now carry out fortnightly litter picks along Grange Road and at parkland along Llanfrechfa Way.

Alicia Newman, from Crane ChemPharma and Energy which owns the factory, said: "'As a business we are always looking at ways to give back to the community, promote sustainability and help create a greener environment, particularly in the spaces surrounding our new facility.

"We also value the importance of employee wellbeing. Being out in the fresh air and interacting with colleagues that you may not normally spend time with is a great way of building relationships and giving your mind a rest from your day to day work."

Saunders Valves is the second business in Torfaen to register with Keep Wales Tidy and Torfaen Council as a Litter Free Zone.

They join Fox Group, in Cwmbran, Torfaen Council's Celt Plus team and Croesyceiliog, Coed Eva and Blenheim Road primary schools, which have also signed up as Litter Free Zones. 

Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive Member for the Environment, said: "Litter harms the environment and has a negative effect on how people feel about their communities.

"Having businesses, schools and organisations join us in the fight against litter in their local areas is beneficial for everyone."

Litter Free Zones is a Keep Wales Tidy initiative, which encourages businesses to keep their local areas free of litter. They provide resources so businesses can publicise their commitment to tackling litter and upload their details to a map of Litter Free Zones.

The council's Litter and Fly-Tipping Officer Oliver James can advise and support businesses or organisations considering registering for the scheme. For information, contact

Reducing litter is part of the council’s commitment to responding to the climate and nature emergencies, recycle more and make improvements to the local environment. Read the County Plan for further information.

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