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It’s not often you can combine road safety with recycling but courtesy of East Waikato Road Safety, we’re doing just that!

Leading up to the two long weekends, we’re highlighting road safety with two social media campaigns and East Waikato Road Safety have given us the coolest bags, made from the recycled PVC layer from a road safety billboard, as prizes.

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"We're keen to hear from the public to see how far reaching our road safety campaigns are (Stay Alive on 25 and Plan B4 U Party) and how well our message is getting across", said East Waikato Road Safety Co-ordinator, Ingrid Le Fevre.

"Long weekends, when the roads are busier, is the perfect time to be thinking about road safety, and we couldn't resist adding a recycling message when we discovered this company that reuses the PVC layer from road signs and billboards and turns them into one of a kind bags".

Be in to win

We've got five groovy recycled billboard bags to give away, made from a previous road safety billboard. Everyone who comments on our Facebook and Instagram campaigns will go in the draw to win one.

Here’s what we want to know

Stay Alive on 25 (entries open on Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday 27 Jan and close on Tuesday 2 Feb)

  • What do you think the “Stay Alive on 25′ road safety campaign is about?
  • Tell us how you Stay Alive on 25?

Plan B4 U Party (entries open on Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday 2 Feb and close Tuesday 9 Feb)

  • What do you think the ‘Plan B4 U Party road safety campaign is about?
  • Tell us how you Plan B4 U Party?

All comments will go in the draw to win one of five bags made out of the UV protected PVC recycled road safety billboard skins.

If you’re passionate about road safety and recycling, we want to hear from you!

Tell us what you know about Stay Alive on 25 and Plan B4 U Party, throw in your top tip for staying safe on the roads and be in to win one of these unique bags - no two are the same, and they're perfect for a beach bag or stocking with things to keep you refreshed and alert while you drive. Head to Facebook or Instagram to comment.

More about the bags

This is the coolest recycling idea ever! Each bag is unique, depending on what part of the sign has been used. It’s the brain child of an innovative company called WAS who are reusing the PVC layer from road signs or advertising boards to create one of a kind satchels, bean bags, pencil cases and more! Companies can upcycle their billboards and save them from going to landfill! The billboards get re-created, with a little help from WAS, into a of pretty cool products. It’s the billboard that keeps on working – genius!

Road Campaign   Sabrina and Caitlyn