Thursday, March 6, 2008
It's In The Bag
How's this for a bright idea? Multi-coloured environmentalism! Lyttelton locals, just over the Port Hills from Christchurch, have decided to make their town 'plastic bag free.' In a joint initiative by Project Lyttelton and local Green Party members, they hope to convince locals to convert to some of the bright cloth bags now available through the Time Bank. Turns out New Zealanders still use one billion plastic bags a year and 35% of them end up in landfills. All ideas for recylcing plastic bags welcome.