Plastic Free July

Did you know scientists estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans?

About half of all plastic produced is for single-use or disposable items such as packaging.  Choose to refuse single-use plastic this July by signing up for the Plastic Free July challenge at By bringing your own reusable shopping bags, remembering reusable coffee cups and water bottles, and avoiding pre-packaged fruit and vegetables you can help make a difference.

A local initiative by Raglan Road is beeswax wraps and firelighters made from 100% cotton and local bees wax. The wraps are replacements for things like cling film  and lasts up to 12 months (at which point you can get them rewaxed.).

Sign-up to  receive support during the month and you won’t be alone.

You’ll be joining over 2 million people from 150 countries in making a difference. Avoid landfill, reduce your eco-footprint and protect the ocean from plastic pollution.

Raglan Road beeswax wraps and firelighters are avilable to purchase at Show Off, Tiny Bread Shop (Ruapuke Artisan Bread) and Whaingaroa Organic Kai.