Make your own in Matakana

Bags, bath salts and cutlery kits are among the items that will be created at a series of make-your-own workshops being organised by Zero Waste Matakana Coast in September and October.

The first, on Thursday September 14, will focus on making a set of reusable mesh produce bags that can be used in place of plastic bags on a roll when buying fruit and vegetables.

On September 28, there will be a cloth shopping bag workshop, where people can make a reusable bag and either keep it or donate it to the ‘borrow and return’ bin at the Matakana Four Square.

Karen Williamson will be showing how to make small, portable cutlery and utensil kits on October 12, while Josie Jackson will run the first of the group’s Christmas present workshops on October 26, making bath salts and oils with personalised essential oil blends.

Each workshop is on a Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the Matakana Community Hall, and there is a $5 fee to cover materials.

Info: Zero Waste Matakana Coast on Facebook.


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