Waste Minimisation Education Programme
If the WMMP is going be successful we need households and businesses to be prepared to make changes to their behaviour with a much bigger commitment to reducing, reusing, recycling and composting.
For many people this will require a change to their current behaviour however we don’t believe this needs to be difficult or time-consuming with a little organisation and understanding.
To help with this process Council is running a programme of Waste Minimisation workshops aimed at giving people the knowledge and skills to reduce their waste footprint.
All the workshops are free and provide a wide range of useful, practical advice. Please come along to as many as you can.
2019 is going to be Sew Good!
This year there will be a focus on making reusable bags so that when the single use plastic ban begins in July we will have environmentally friendly alternatives at hand.
But I don't know how to sew! You don't need to, if you have a spare t shirt or singlet you can create a no-sew bag, just click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionWomen/videos/diy-no-sew-t-shirt-bag/10156995572715393/
Upcoming Workshops and Events
Boomerang Bags Taumarunui Workshop
Saturday 23 March 2019, 10:30am - 4pm
St Paul's Church Hall, 8 Marae Street, Taumarunui
Tea/coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Sewing Merino Hats for Premature Babies
This workshop utilises merino offcuts.
Monday 25 March 2019, 5:30pm
Textiles Room, Ruapehu College, 30 Tainui Street, Ohakune
No Sew Bag Making
Tuesday 23 April 2019, 10am - 12 noon
CKC REAP, 115 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui
Compost Workshops to be held in May 2019. Dates and locations TBC.
Phone: 027 203 1247 or via your local Council office 07 895 8188 (Taumarunui) or 06 385 8364 (Ohakune)