Ridding Kaitāia of single-use plastic, one bag at a time…

Plastic Free Kaitaia 2020 and Kai-tāia kete will be back at the Kaitāia market today 7th July, restocked with Kai-tāia kete and produce bags, thanks to our wonderful volunteers of the EcoCentre who have been flat out sewing. Please pop in to the EcoCentre (old lighthouse/Info centre by playground on South Rd) through the week (Mon-Fri 10-4) if you can help out at all with helping us keep up with demand!
Our Kai-tāia kete reusable shopping bags range in price from $3-$10 depending on size, style, material used etc. With a few bling bling bags going under silent auction.
Look out for our banner at the market, Plastic Free Kaitāia 2020 – Ridding Kaitāia of single-use plastic, one bag at a time. And I believe there may be a monster in our midst…..
Also next week, I’ll be at the Eco Centre on Monday 9th from 10am-1pm if anyone wants to pop in and say hi.
Wednesday 11th, 4pm-6pm, REAP we’ll be upcycling t-shirts and singlets etc into reusable bags.
Friday 13th, 6.30pm, REAP come and watch “From the Waste Up”, an entertaining documentary about families in Canada who go plastic free for a year
And don’t forget to start collecting drinking bottles, be they plastic, glass or aluminium from your neighbourhood to get a 10 cents refund for each at The Kiwi Bottle Drive, Saturday 14th, from 8am, Kaitaia market. MP Matt King will be present to help out. Note limit of $20 refund per person, drive will end when funds run out.
Thanks for your efforts, hope to see some of you at the market on Saturday, please introduce yourself.
Noho ora mai,

Waikarere Gregory

Maruao|Plastic Free Kaitaia 2020 Co-ordinator

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