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Plastic Bag Free Raglan

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

The Plastic Bag Free Raglan – Pēke Kirihou Kore Whāingaroa initiative was a successful collaborative community led project targeted specifically at eliminating single-use plastic shopping bags from Whāingaroa. This award winning project is an exemplar and a model for how a whole community – businesses, groups and individuals, can work together to achieve sustainable change.

The valuable lessons learned and the methodology employed has been documented in a Case Study Guide – ‘A Purposeful Project’ – for other communities to utilise to assist in forming and delivering similar initiatives aimed at engaging a whole community to work together to tackle a significant issue  impacting our natural environment.

Plastic Bag Free Raglan was a community collaboration between:
Raglan Chamber of CommerceXtreme Zero WastePara KoreRaglan Community Board and Whāingaroa Environment Centre.

A huge thanks to the project sponsors, without which this initiative would not have been possible:

Waikato Regional Council – Environmental Initiatives Fund
Waikato District Council – Raglan Community Board Discretionary Fund
Meridian Energy
Len Reynolds Trust
Trust Waikato
Hamilton City Council
Raglan Lions
Bagit Koha
Raglan Reusable Jute Bag Sales
Anonyomous local donor who helped fund the Raglan Reusable Jute Bag

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