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“Breathe new life into your old inhalers,” says Joyce

Joyce Watson AM is encouraging people in mid and west Wales to take part in a new scheme that is breathing new life into old inhalers.

Complete the Cycle in the first UK-wide recycling and recovery scheme for the inhalers used to treat conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD).

At a launch event in the Senedd, Cardiff Bay, on Monday (6 June), Mrs Watson said:

“Because of the plastics used and metal components, inhalers can be tricky to recycle. When disposed of in landfills, they can be harmful to the environment – not just in material waste but in greenhouse gas emissions, if the gas canister is damaged and the propellant is released.Read more

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AM visits community centre ahead of official opening (Cambrian News)

JOYCE Watson AM has paid a visit to the under-construction Penparcau Community Centre, ahead of its official opening this summer.

Dylan Lewis, director of Penparcau Community Forum, showed the Labour mid and west Wales member around the site.

The project to redevelop the old community centre and boxing club has been supported by £490,000 of Welsh Government money and £150,000 from the People’s Health Trust.Read more

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Warm tributes following death of former First Minister of Wales Rhodri Morgan (Western Telegraph)

Tributes are being paid to the former First Minister of Wales Rhodri Morgan who has died at the age of 77.

A book of condolence has been opened by the National Assembly for Wales at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay and the Assembly’s office in Colwyn Bay.

Mr Morgan became a Member of Parliament in 1987 and an AM when the Assembly first started in 1999.

He was First Minister of Wales between 2000 and 2009 before stepping down from the Assembly in 2011.

As a mark of respect, all flags across the Assembly estate are flying at half-mast.Read more

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Rhodri Morgan – Statement from Joyce Watson AM, Mid and West Wales

“Rhodri was a joy to campaign with. On the doorstep, he was one of those rare politicians that always drew a smile, never a groan. He knew every village in Wales and everybody he met warmed to him instantly.

“When I was elected to the Assembly in 2007 I got to know the other Rhodri Morgan, the skilful politician whose intelligence and leadership helped cement the foundations of our young democracy – that’s his legacy.

“Everybody in the Labour family will miss him. My thoughts are with Julie and the family.”

Joyce Watson AM Welsh Labour AM for Mid & West Wales
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