New bags made from old.
LOOK OUT for our community’s NEW pre-paid bags. Technically they’re not new because they’re made from our community’s plastic recycling!
We have been working with Convex Innovation in Hamilton and Astron Sustainability in Auckland to turn our collections of clear soft plastics + #2 milk bottles into our kerbside collection landfill bags. These green bags pictured will replace the 30L yellow bags from early December, and soon after we will replace the 60L blue bags too.
We have been stockpiling soft plastics, looking for local onshore solutions and we are so glad to find this solution. It’s been such an inspiration to work with Owen and the team at Convex Innovative Packaging to turn this resource into something to be used again. While its not reusable forever, we think its far better than making our pre-paid bags from virgin plastic and new natural resources.
We encourage everyone to join us and do what we can to Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, and Reuse what we buy, so we can put less of these bags in landfill all together. Imagine going from 2 big blue bags down to 1, or down to the green smaller size, or putting a bag out once a fortnight instead of once a week. Is your whanau up for it?
Thanks Raglan for all that you do to work towards zero waste!