Plastic Free Raglan

Whāingaroa Kirihou Kore

Plastic Free Raglan naturally evolved from award winning Plastic Bag Free Raglan (PBFR)

PBFR was a community-led initiative inspiring our community to Remember our Reusable shopping bags. Achieving ~ 95% reduction in plastic shopping bags from ~ 94% of our businesses.

To reduce more local community waste from entering our environment. Plastic Free Raglan’s mission is now working towards a Reusable Raglan – The Raglan Way!

We are focusing on single use habits, encouraging our community and beyond to use reusable cups, bottles, straws, containers and cutlery.

Plastic Free Raglan (PFR) is guided by community organisations – Whaingaroa Environment Centre, Raglan Chamber of Commerce, Para Kore, Raglan Community Board. We are grateful for support from – Len Reynolds Trust, Raglan Community Board, Trust Waikato and Public Place Recycling Scheme.

We are grateful for the support and advocacy from local Hospitality businesses, Accomodation providers, and Tourist activities in our community. Together we can collectively share this kaupapa far and wide to normalise reuse and significantly reduce single use waste.

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