Movement cuts plastic and waste on the Coromandel
A new movement aimed at reducing plastic use and rubbish on the Coromandel is gaining momentum and will be out in force on Saturday.
Organiser Jo Sanderson says the concept is in its infancy, however the group of volunteers onboard so far hope to help grow it into something more significant.
“It’s about influencing a culture change to get people to pick up rubbish rather than walk past it.
But it stands for much more — ways to reduce plastic usage and rubbish.
“We have got some key players in the tourism industry involved and keen, and are in the process of getting other businesses and more key players in the tourism industry on board as well.”
Want to pick it up now? Whangamata¯ 10am-2pm. Meet at Info Plus, 66 Port Road Tairua 10am-12pm. Meet at Pepe Reserve, Tairua Thames 10am-12pm. Meet at the Band Rotunda, Beach Road Thames
Pauanui 9am-12pm. Meet at the Pauanui Info Centre, 23 Centreway Pauanui Beach Coromandel 1pm-3pm. Meet at the Info Centre, 85 Kapanga Road Whitianga 1pm-3pm. Meet at the i-site, 66 Albert Street Paeroa 10am-2pm Meet at Positive Paeroa, 101 Normandy Rd.
People are being encouraged to pic up rubbish in the region.