Heading off to the beach this summer? Whether you're going boating, having a picnic or going camping, take care of our beautiful natural environment by taking care of your waste.
Last chance today to make your submission on phasing out a list of the worst of the single-use plastics. Take 5 minutes - do it now! Click here: https://consult.environment.govt.nz/waste/plastics/
Proposal one is a phase out of hard-to-recycle plastic types like polyvinyl chloride (plastic type 3) food and beverage packaging, polystyrene food and beverage packaging and expanded polystyrene (plastic type 6), and all oxo-degradable plastic items.
Proposal two seeks feedback on phasing-out more single-use plastic items like produce bags, drink stirrers, non-compostable fruit stickers, tableware, some cups and their lids, cotton buds, and straws.
There's heaps more information on the link above if you want to delve deep into it.
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.