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Just the (plastic free) business!

It’s brilliant to see local businesses getting behind Plastic Free July and entering our competition as well as enabling you to meet the Plastic Free challenge. Posts are being shared about it on the Plastic Free Te Hiku Facebook group (do join!), but to keep things in one place and for those not on Facebook here’s what is happening….

Beachcomber Restaurant with Stefanie Ruscigno have registered for Best Plastic Free Kaitaia Business for July. Stefanie has been busy sourcing these cute re-usable coffee cups which you can purchase next time you pop in for your coffee fix. They are also stocked with paper straws and compostable coffee cups.

PFK Beachcomber

The team at Hope Cafe already do an amazing job and they are dedicated to reducing plastic which is a big task for this type of business. They are ready to go with their new stock of eco friendly takeaway containers. Susan Ramsay has sourced containers that are compostable and environmentally friendly. Hope Cafe offer a catering service and deliver beautiful home cooked food for your occasion, they use reusable containers so they don’t have to use cling wrap.

PFK Hope

Far North Surf Bros have provided spot prizes for our Kaitāia Kete competition (get caught using one of our Kete around town – there’s a prize for each week in July!), they sell their own reusable coffee cups and will happily fill yours, and they’re jumping online to raise awareness about kai moana.

Te Ahu Cafe are registered for Best Plastic Free Kaitaia Business. Jeremia (cafe manager) has sourced eco friendly takeaway items that are kind to the environment. Jeremia said she loves the convenience of the takeaway items, they are easy when customers are on the go yet are not harmful to our environment. Pop down and show your support, grab a coffee and a snack, kick back and read a book…soak up the vibe of the centre.

PFK te Ahu

Also caught being good but not in the competition

Doubtless Bay Kindergarten

PFK Doubtless Bay Kindergarten

To comment on their Facebook post to join in the challenge go here

Whānau Meats are repeating their popular competition from last year’s PFJ: Every time you bring in your own containers for your meat during the month of July you will be entered in the draw to win this groovy prize pack worth over $100!!

🌀 1 x $25 meat pack

🌀 1 x Whānau Meats canvas bag

🌀 1 x quality, Whānau Meats women’s style polo shirt

The winner will be drawn on the 1st of August and announced on Whānau Meat’s Facebook page

PFK Whānau meats

PKF Francis Aickin are doing our bit for “Plastic Free July” making and using these beeswax wraps. They are so good to use and the best thing for keeping that half an avocado fresh

PFK Francis Aickin

The BeachBox Coffee & Gelato at Coopers Beach KeepCups have been a massive hit with the orange model outselling the rest. Here modeled are the very first cup sold and the last orange in stock… more next summer!! Espresso and Cappuccino colour cups are still available. And their disposable takeaway cups are compostable.

PFK beachbox

Please show your support for all of those who are doing their bit for Plastic Free July!

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