Local supermarkets in Canowindra will not be providing single use plastic bags for shoppers anymore to try and make Canowindra plastic free! To help the Canowindra community the local CWA Branch has enlisted in the War on Waste Challenge. The CWA Canowindra Branch has received a Netwaste 2018
Village Waste Reduction grant to assist them with the War on Waste. The grant will enable the Canowindra CWA to expand and develop its War on Waste activities.
The War on Waste Canowindra has two main directions. CWA members have been making “Boomerang Bags” from donated material which members cut, iron and sew together. These unique reusable shopping and produce bags will be available for sale at local markets and other venues soon.
The next sewing bee will be held this Sunday, 1 July from 10am at the CWA Hall in Canowindra. Members of the general community are welcome to join in creating these very useful items. The second direction of the War on Waste is to encourage people to recycle soft plastics to keep it out of landfill. Some of the most common recycled items include – Bread bags, biscuit packet wrappers, paper goods packaging, pasta and rice bags, frozen food and vegie bags and plastic bags. Soft plastics can be recycled now at Coles and Woolworths stores in Orange or Cowra in their REDCYCLE bins.
The CWA will be placing special bins around Canowindra for the community to leave their collected soft plastics. Locations have not yet been finalised, but one will be at the CWA Hall in Blatchford St, Canowindra.