The goal of Plastic Bag Free Raglan is clear: clear out all the single-use plastic bags from the Whaingaroa-Raglan region by 2019.
They’re achieving this by inspiring local residents, business owners and visitors to be more aware of the negative impact that plastic bags are having and by supporting reusable shopping bags within the community.
The aim is to make Raglan known for being an environmentally-conscious place to live and visit. In doing so, Raglan-Whaingaroa hopes to lead the way by creating a sustainable working model for the rest of Aotearoa to follow.
In addition to support from the local community, Plastic Bag Free Raglan is backed in part by the Raglan Chamber of Commerce, Xtreme Zero Waste, Waikato Regional Council and the Whaingaroa Environmental Centre.