Move­ment cuts plas­tic and waste on the Coro­man­del

Coastal News - - News -

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.

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