Kindergartens Say Goodbye to Plastic Bags

Media Release
For Immediate Release
9th April 2019

Kindergartens Say Goodbye to Plastic Bags

Taking wet clothing home no longer requires the use of a plastic bag thanks to the introduction of new reusable bags. Hutt City Kindergartens has gifted waterproof bags to all children enrolled at their 19 kindergartens across Lower Hutt.

“We gifted each child their own bag to take home and return the next day. Going forward children will receive a waterproof bag on their first day at kindergarten as a welcome gift. This ensures every child has access to one and we reduce the need for single-use plastic bags.” said Charmaine Hakaraia, General Manager – Operations of Hutt City Kindergartens.

“Water play, sandpits, painting and outdoor spaces mean that children will need a change of clothing at some stage a kindergarten. In the past plastic bags have been used to take wet clothing home and we wanted to introduce an alternative”. said Hakararia

The wet bags also provide a learning opportunity about environmental sustainability.

“The use of these bags is also a great conversation starter with children about caring for the environment and finding ways to reduce waste.” said Hakaraia

The bags also make great swimming tog or sports gear bags, giving families a continued use for the bag when their child finishes kindergarten.

For further information please contact Melissa Zgomba, Engagement Officer at Hutt City Kindergartens on 04 567 0106 or email marketing@huttkindergartens.org.nz