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Good Green Fairy Rewards Green Shoppers

Good Green Fairy Rewards Green Shoppers

GOOD GREEN FAIRY REWARDS GREEN SHOPPERS


Bag Lady Nicola Basham pushes the trolley with Good Green Fairy Catrina Sadowski, offering free cloth bags in the Plastic Bag-Free Golden Bay initiative

The Good Green Fairy made her first appearance in Takaka on Saturday 11th December, at Golden Bay's Santa Parade, giving free shopping bags to other children as possible Christmas presents for their parents.

The "Golden Bay Bag Ladies" are about to launch their Plastic Bag-Free initiative with strong support from the community, making them the first

place in New Zealand to adopt alternative sustainable shopping bags.

The already popular fairy will be on Takaka Hill on January 1st to give away free cloth shopping bags to visitors entering the bay and again on January 4th to hand out prizes rewarding shoppers using eco-friendly, reusable shopping bags.

"We have had a great response to the Plastic Bag-Free Golden Bay campaign from most businesses, with a $2,000 donation from Lone Star Farms enabling us to give away the cloth bags to kick start the change in shoppers' habits".

"Great prizes have also been offered for our Good Green Fairy Awards which will see shoppers who are using reusable cloth bags to be eligible to win."

We realize that it will take time to change people's habits and remember to take their own bags with them when they go shopping, so we are planning a one year transition period." said Nicola Basham, one of the Bag Ladies. "Some countries have imposed levies on plastic shopping bags resulting in immediate reduction in their usage, however we intend to do this because our community wants to reduce waste and pollution.

Research shows that New Zealanders are among the world biggest wasters, using over 3 million plastic shopping bags every day.


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