Big shout out to Durham Farms for using home compostable packaging which breaks down completely in compost bins and worm farms. Did you know that most compostable packaging needs high heat for a good length of time to break down? Which means it has to be hot composted in a commerical facility, otherwise it just goes to landfill.
Good on you Durham Farms, leading the way!
We are proud to be offering our compost for sale! We've been collecting ingredients from local businesses over the last months and turning them into rich compost which is finally ready for sale at our Lawrie Road Recycling Centre. And don't forget, you can drop off your food scraps for free for us to add to our compost.
Join a toy library this Plastic Free July! You'll find Wellsford's Toy Library at 1 Worker Rd, and the Mahurangi Toy Library at 400 Mahurangi East Rd, Snells Beach.
Approximately 80% of toys are made of plastic and are only used for 6 months on average before they end up in a landfill.
A toy library lends or hires out toys, puzzles, and games. Toy libraries offer play sessions for families and a wide range of toys appropriate for children at different stages in their development. Toy libraries provide children with new toys every week or two, saving parents money and keeping children from getting bored.
Save money and save plastic pollution by joining a toy library.
Did you know that Plastic Free July is a global movement and that over 300 million people worldwide have accepted the challenge to say no to single use plastics for July and beyond? And to be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and communities.
Want some tips on the best place to start? Whether it be at home, at school, at work, at events or out shopping. Pick a few easy things such as carrying a re-usable coffee cup, water bottle, and shopping bag wherever you go. There's heaps more tips on the website https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/ Jump right in!
We're devoted to zero waste, and have wonderful local, wastebusters like Trish Allen, who will be sharing tips on reducing waste and keeping you up to date with what is happening at our Lawrie and Rustrybrook Road sites.