GLASS By Design in Station Approach, Penarth have created their own special feature window in support of the Volvo Ocean Race.

The VOLVO Ocean Race is taking place in and around Penarth and Cardiff Bay from now until June 10.

The race, which started 37 years ago, sees yachts en-route from the Eastern USA towards Cardiff, is expected is to attract crowds of around 150,000 to 200,000 in total, and is an opportunity for people to see the the boats in and around the town.

The display in Glass By Design has been named after the boat Turn The Tide On Plastic. The window shows a blue whale wallowing in a sea of plastic bottles and gives out a message to the community about the impact plastic has in our oceans.

Phillip Johnston, in charge of Shore Operations for Volvo Ocean Race Yacht Team, Turn The Tide on Plastic, came to visit the shop with his family to see the specially created window.

He and his family said they loved the window and also had a go at working with glass and making a couple of mementos to remember Leg 9 of this world ocean race.

Mr Johnston said: “It is really exciting and shows exactly what local businesses can do to interact with the race and draw people in.”

Owners of Glass By Design, Cathy O’Doherty and Angelina Hall are right behind the campaign by Penarth Traders to be plastic free .

They said: “We have been conscious of this issue since opening a couple of years ago. Our gift wrapping has always been plastic free as we use natural, recyclable materials only.

"Now our suppliers realise what a big issue this is, and our two major glass suppliers have re-looked at their packaging and it is now plastic free which is very good news!.

"We try to use every bit of glass we cut, so that our waste is kept to a minimum. Reduce, Re-use, Recycle is a great mantra to live by”