George St stakes a claim on plastic bag-free Friday
Bagging the bags one street at a time is the aim of a new campaign from Carrying Our Future.
The community group fronted by musician Jennifer Moss is declaring Plastic Bag Free Fridays on George St with the aim of making George St the city’s first plastic bag free street.
‘‘We would like to realise our vision of our favourite retail area being a plastic bag free street,’’ Jennifer explains. ‘‘Every Friday we invite you to assist George St retailers by bringing your own reusable bags. If by chance you get caught out and forget your reusable bag, ask a friendly George St retailer for one.’’
The bag-free launch is being celebrated this Friday 25 at 10am and in the evening at 7pm with a free outdoor screening of the 2010 awardwinning environmental documentary Bag It in the alley at 50 George St.
Bag It is described as a ‘‘touching and flat-out funny film’’ as Jeb Berrier, a ‘‘non tree-hugging ‘‘’everyman’’’ sets off on a global tour to find out all he can about our plastic infatuated and infested world, including plastic’s impact on marine life.
Popcorn is free, with the screening supported by the city council, Massey University and Palmerston North City Environmental Trust. For further details check Facebook.
‘‘If by chance you get caught out and forget your reusable bag, ask a friendly George St retailer for one.’’ Jennifer Moss