Weavers Anne Gibb, Maureen Rihari and Tiwai Rawiri say kete are a good way to reduce plastic bags when made correctly.
WHO: Weavers Anne Gibb, Maureen Rihari and Tiwai Rawiri.
WHERE: The north island
WHEN: The 8th of the 8th 2018
WHY: To have somting else other then plastic bags in super markets.
WHAT: Anne, Maureen and Tiwai are maori weavers in the noth tring to stop poeple using plastic bags that you use once then put into the bin and use Kete instead. You need to do a bit more then just weaving a Kete because if it is not done proberally it can take up to 40 years to breack down. A weaver from Kerikeri ecourages others to make and use kete but they have to 'process' it first or it will take up to 40 years to break down.Kete are highly valued in Māori culture and were used before the creation of plastic bags, which can take anywhere from 20 to more than 100 years to break down.
IN MY OPINION: I do not think it would matter alot if it is not bad for the animals.
WONDERING: Since New Zealand businesses are making efforts to ditch plastic, including New World and Countdown but will kete be next for at least one?
I wonder if flax is not good for animals?
GLOSSARY: Kerikeri-a place inthe north island.
HOW TO PROCESS:Processing involves boiling the flax in fresh water then hanging it in the shade before using dyes if you want and starting to weave it minumim time taking to make a simple one is four hours When processed it's better for the environment.