Environment Week 2012 was launched by Associate Minister of the Environment, Ata Herman, at The Art Studio in Arorangi and featured beautifully decorated cloth bags by local artists. The theme was say YES to reuseable bags, aimed at changing the mindset of the public away from plastic bags.
“We believe in focusing on the positive. Rather than saying NO to plastic bags, say YES to cloth bags & reuseable bags” commented Jolene Bosanquet of the TIS Waste Management committee. TIS promotes the Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recyle slogan.