United Sustainable Sisters is a Tāmaki WRAP project that began through a community response to issues around accessibility to women's menstrual products. Through creating awareness and increasing access to sustainable menstrual options we hope to alleviate barriers and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. We also want to develop an education programme and resource with the potential to implement this nationwide. 

There are key areas to this project

1. Equipping 100 women with menstrual cups and 50 women with cloth menstrual pads. Depending on circumstance, involvement and choice, these can be donated or purchased.

2. Sewing menstrual pads using a social enterprise model to create and distribute.

3. Awareness and education.

Support groups and fun events are part of this project.

Get in contact with Candace or Victoria if you would like further information or if you are interested in making the switch to a menstrual cup or pads. Donations for this project are appreciated.

Bank account: 38-9018-0090033-01 

Reference: USS (surname)

Contact: unitedsustainablesisters@gmail.com.

At the heart of our waste education we encourage people to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ - to support this foundation we are encouraging people to reduce by ditching single use plastic bags as we see the damage they cause to marine life and our oceans. Also, the incredible amount of energy and resources that goes into making a single plastic bag that is used on average for only 20 minutes is extremely wasteful. We are working to raise awareness on the associated pollution issues of plastic bags and to eliminate plastic bags from our community through grass roots action. Look out for our reusable bag card incentive where you can get a free beverage at a local cafe for using a reusable bag. Currently active in Glen Innes and Panmure at selected retailers and cafes.

Look out for associated events for this campaign on our website events page or on our Facebook page.

For more information or if you would like to get involved please contact Dorthe : dorthe.siggaard@xtra.co.nz

Reclaim Tāmaki

Tāmaki WRAP is working in partnership with other local groups to help develop and create opportunities in social enterprise. More news coming soon!

Contact Tara: tara@rakautautoko.com  or Nikki: nikki_korte@hotmail.com