Working towards plastic bag-free Tairawhiti

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti is working hard to reduce the mountain of plastic bags we use each week.

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti is working hard to reduce the mountain of plastic bags we use each week.

PLASTIC FREE KAUPAPA: Spokesperson Jess Jacobs says support for the campaign has been great, with the public, businesses and Gisborne District Council getting on board in different ways. A Herald online poll last week showed 71 percent of 242 voters supported measures to phase out plastic bags in the region. Pictured are Nicky Solomon (left) and Katy Wallace, members of PBFT, with one of their reusable bags at the library display, surrounded by “wearable plastic bags” from the Ngati Porou Pa Wars. Picture by Rebecca Grunwell

IN Gisborne 100,000 plastic bags go to landfill each week, something Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti (PBFT) is seeking to change. During Plastic Free July the group held workshops and displays on reducing plastic waste, and distributed 800 “Flag the Bag” reusable bags, with support from Pak n’ Save.

IN Gisborne 100,000 plastic bags go to landfill each week, something Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti (PBFT) is seeking to change. During Plastic Free July the group held workshops and displays on reducing plastic waste, and distributed 800 “Flag the Bag” reusable bags, with support from Pak n’ Save.

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