At all the ‘Meet the Candidates” evenings for the Local Body elections in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty the earnest folk at the ‘Carbon Reduction Group’ have been handing out these flyers:

They did not even bother to claim that it was printed with non-petroleum based inks or printed on paper sourced from sustainable forests or anything.

They simply wasted the earth’s resources in order to ‘reduce carbon’.

And another curious thing … At the Meet the Candidates evenings a Councillor who was behind her Council declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’ and another one who would like his Council to do so, were the only ones bombarding the place with flyers that had a very short life-span before hitting the bin. Also guilty of using coreflute plastic signs.

Saving the planet and caring for the environment? Yeah/Nah.