One of the key themes in the Our Future Featherston Community Plan is waste not want not. There was some blue sky thinking back in 2017, wanting Featherston to become ‘the upcycling/recycling/recovery centre of the Wairarapa’.
Fast forward to Plastic Free July 2023, how are we going?
Well there are heaps of organisations and businesses here in Featherston who make it easy for you to choose to refuse single use plastics, and responsibly dispose of used plastics and waste.
Save $1 off a coffee by bringing your own resusable cup, or 50c by using one of their mugs and refusing a disposable cup.
Use the opportunity to sit outside the Baker and enjoy that Featherston sunshine – do you really need to use a takeaway cup?
Ā Mua resource centre and Featherston Op Shop: Why purchase brand new when you can save money and resources by purchasing items from these fabulous places?!
Ā Mua is also a drop off recycling point for soft plastics, milk bottle lids and batteries AND has a tool library!
The Featherston Toy Library:
Borrow toys and cut down on clutter in your house, save money and reduce waste!
Open Saturday mornings and run by volunteers, it’s a great place to connect with other whānau in Featherston.
Boomerang bags: these are community-sewn reusable bags made from donated fabrics that can be picked up at Supervalue if you’ve forgotten your bag! Don’t forget to drop empty ones back off there once you’ve used it – they are boomerang bags after all!
Divine River: this local charity has been busy upcycling donated towels and fabrics into free eco period pads to distribute to schools and the wider community. They also host educational workshops for school students.
The SWDC Transfer Centre: accepts recycling (soft plastics, metal, glass, plastic, paper/carboard/tins)