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Easy, waste-busting recipes for food and drink

Whenever we do our talks, we provide zero waste nibbles, free of charge, as a way of demonstrating that it’s possible to create easy snacks and […]

Regional Zero Waste Shopping Guides and Map

Before we do a talk anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand, we always take time to suss out the local area and ask ourselves, “if we lived […]

Launching ‘A Waste of Time?: Preaching to the Converted’

For over a year now we have been running public presentations on how individuals can reduce their household rubbish. If we had a $1 for every […]

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Here we go again: Industry lobbying against zero waste policies

Yesterday, Radio New Zealand broke a story by Guyon Espiner that the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Andrew Kirton, had started that job one day after […]

Remembering our friend, mentor and hero – Warren Snow

We are deeply saddened to lose our dear friend, mentor & colleague, Warren Snow, who passed away on Sunday morning. Our aroha goes out to Warren’s […]

Support a Comprehensive Beverage Container Return Scheme for New Zealand

A beverage container return scheme (abbreviated ‘CRS’) means beverage containers – like bottles, cans and tetrapaks – carry a small, refundable deposit that people pay when […]

Resources to have your say on Govt proposal Transforming Recycling

Until 22 May 2022 the Government is consulting with the public on its Transforming Recycling proposals. They want to know what YOU think. There are three […]

Zero wasters! Have your say on proposed update to NZ Waste Strategy & Waste Laws and Emissions Reduction Plan

The Government is undertaking a once-in-a-decade update of the New Zealand Waste Strategy AND the Waste Minimisation Act. It is also pulling together an emissions reduction […]

Beyond the Pipes: Report from the July 2021 SymPOOsium

Full report from July 2021 SymPOOsium about Wellington’s wastewater and sanitation system is available for reading: The Rubbish Trip is part of Beyond the Pipes – […]