The Wanaka Bag has lift off
‘‘This is your chance to make a difference’’
The Wanaka Bag will be launched on Pledge Me on September 1.
Plastic Bag Free Wanaka is releasing 200 limited editions of the bag to raise funds for the ongoing commercial production of 1000 cotton bags.
Llimited editions will be available for up to 40 days.
Plastic Bay Free Wanaka chairwoman Anna van Riel said the 200 limited edition bags would be made by community sewing bees using donated materials.
‘‘If you love our beautiful town and want to see plastic litter reduced, this is your chance to make a difference,’’ she said.
Reusable coffee cups and drink bottles are also for sale.
The group wants to raise enough money to distribute The Wanaka Bag through shops.
Van Riel has been overwhelmed by community support since posting on Facebook about her disillusionment with plastic shopping bags.
‘‘It’s really humbling, and it’s really shown me that people are sick of disposable plastic and want to do something to stop plastic pollution.’’
Adam & Eve Bakery back room, 54 Reece Crescent, Wanaka, Saturday September 3, 1pm-4pm and Thursday September 8, 6pm-9pm.
ask about sewing at home or selling the bags in Wanaka stores.