Eco-tourism Campaign wins CIPR Award
 A Cardiff Council eco-tourism campaign addressing the problem of ocean plastic and the impact of tourism and events on the environment has won a CIPR Pride Award.

The campaign, run by Visit Cardiff and Cardiff Harbour Authority used the team's established events and networks as platforms for engagement with leisure and tourism businesses as well as visitors, helping inspire them to make positive environmental changes.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury, said: "The team at Cardiff Harbour Authority remove around 500 tonnes of rubbish, much of it plastic, from Cardiff Bay each year, so reducing plastic waste is an issue we're as passionate about as the general public.

"This award is great recognition for the work we've been doing to share our experiences with the sector and help make tourism and events in Cardiff more sustainable."

One of the highlights of the campaign was an Eco Lounge - created for the Volvo Ocean Race site to demonstrate the scope and volume of rubbish and plastic collected in Cardiff Bay, it consisted of upcycled furniture made with debris and rubbish collected by the Harbour Authority Boat Crew in Cardiff Bay - all made by a local carpenter.

The CIPR PRide Awards are the leading regional Public Relations awards, recognising industry leaders in Wales and outstanding work delivered.