Honeywrap and Project Jonah partnering together for Plastic Free July

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Honeywrap a Waikato business is partnering with Project Jonah to support Plastic Free July 2020.

Plastic-Free July is a global initiative that aims to encourage people and businesses to eliminate single-use plastic for the month of July, which aligns with the very heart of Honeywrap. Project Jonah is an organisation that responds to whale and dolphin strandings around New Zealand and whose staff educate people on what can be done to help care for and protect marine animals.

“We are privileged to have such a huge diversity of whale and dolphin species in New Zealand and all New Zealanders have the responsibility to care for them”, said Louisa from Project Jonah.

From left, Louisa Hawkes from Project Jonah, Wendy Oliver from Honeywrap and Daren Grover Project Jonah.

Honeywrap owner Wendy Oliver says it made sense for her business to work with Project Jonah. Honeywrap produces beeswax wraps made in New Zealand from certified organic cotton and natural ingredients. The wraps are reusable, sustainable and a natural alternative to plastic food-wrap.

According to the World Economic Forum, 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year, or one rubbish truck full every minute. “Each honey wrap saves 75 metres of plastic wrap from going into landfill and our oceans,” said Wendy Oliver. Honeywrap will donate 50 cents from every single wrap and $1 from every multipack sold during July to Project Jonah, hoping to raise at least $2020 for the charity.

Wendy says Honeywrap’s philosophy aligns with Project Jonah, inspired by nature and with a passion for reducing the amount of single-use plastic to help preserve the planet for the future. “We are committed to conservation, communities and commerce working in harmony to create a sustainable healthier world, which is why there is a great synergy between our two organisations, working to reduce plastic in the oceans.”

She says Project Jonah believes marine animals need our help, and the Honeywrap team agree, knowing that each person who buys a honey wrap is committed to making the planet the best it can be. “We hope people will support us as we aim to give a record amount to Project Jonah in 2020.”

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