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New Farmers Market bags available

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A new ethical bag is now available at the Lyttelton Farmers Market. Beautifully designed by Steven Junil Park, the bag is made by New Zealand company Freeset. Here is their story:

For hundreds of women who were trapped in India's sex trade, working forFreeset brings freedom from a life that robbed them of dignity and hope.

Freeset is in the business of restoring what has been stolen. Women are given the opportunity to choose a new job and regain control of their lives in a caring community. Making this product is part of a woman's journey to freedom. To her friends and neighbours among the thousands still trapped in porstitution, she is a symbol of hope.

The bags are available for $25 each. By buying reusable bags, you not only support the work of Freeset and the Lyttelton Farmers Market, you are also reducing waste and setting an example by saying no to single-use plastic bags in our community. 

Takeaway Cups

Did you know?

  • no takeaway cups or lids are recycled in Christchurch
  • no 'bio' cups are recycled or composted in Christchurch (in fact these can jam the machines that take care of compost and recycling)
  • coffee cups make up the largest volume of waste in public rubbish bins

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So, join us in reducing waste. Purchase the New Zealand-made, barista-grade, Love Lyttelton cup at:

  • Harbour Co-op
  • Lyttelton Farmers Market Waste Matters stall
  • Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre
  • Outside Lyttelton? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

diamond harbour cupReusable Diamond Harbour coffee cups are now available. These Ideal Cups are designed and made in Wellington and the Diamond Harbour edition was designed by Diamond Harbour local Natasha Hawkins. 

Made from durable BPA-free plastic. The profit goes to helping Waste Matters' work in Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour. 

$15.00. To buy one: visit the Rubbish Whisperer's website (which will have these cups up soon) or send me a message. Also on sale at The Rough Diamond Cafe and Preserved Cook School and Eatery in Diamond Harbour and the Church Bay Store.

Find out more about our waste minimisation projects, here.

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