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Zero Waste in Christchurch City

Zero Waste in Christchurch City

Christchurch is simply amazing for zero waste living. We have dubbed it the Zero Waste Capital of New Zealand. Apart from the impressive array of stores and businesses offering consumers low-waste options for food, drink, bathroom and cleaning products, there are just so many community […]

Be a Tirading Kiwi: An everyday New Zealander’s toolkit for advocating on waste minimisation issues

Be a Tirading Kiwi: An everyday New Zealander’s toolkit for advocating on waste minimisation issues

 Be a Tirading Kiwi is a resource by The Rubbish Trip to help support the public to advocate on waste minimisation issues so we can bring about change in New Zealand waste policy. We focus on waste problems in New Zealand for which there are […]

Easy, waste-busting recipes for food and drink

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 treats without the packaging. We focus on recreating the kinds of pre-made, convenience foods that people would otherwise buy […]

Zero Waste in North Canterbury (excluding Christchurch City)

Zero Waste in North Canterbury (excluding Christchurch City)

**This guide covers North Canterbury only, but it excludes Christchurch City. You will be able to access the rest of the Canterbury region shopping guides (including Christchurch) once they are uploaded (we’re currently working on it!)** NB: This guide is arranged roughly from the North of North […]

Podcast 13: Rick Brown: Seagull Centre, Thames

Podcast 13: Rick Brown: Seagull Centre, Thames

In August 2017 we interviewed Rick Brown, the Business Manager of Seagull Centre in Thames. The Seagull Centre is a much-loved resource recovery shop that has been operating since 2004, encouraging the community of Thames to bring in unwanted items from households, businesses, farms and workshops, rather than dumping […]

Zero Waste in Marlborough

Zero Waste in Marlborough

NB: All our regional guides cover as many low-waste options as we could find for food, drink, kitchen and food packaging, cleaning products and bathroom products – scroll down to view each category. Food options (i.e. stores that offer loose items which you can put, […]

Camping/Holidaying with Less Waste: Part 2: A How-To Guide

Camping/Holidaying with Less Waste: Part 2: A How-To Guide

As we mentioned in Part 1 of this two-part post, in January 2018 we delivered a talk about Zero Waste Camping at Totaranui campsite – the biggest campsite in Abel Tasman National Park. Like all our talks, we based this talk on our own experience of […]

Camping/Holidaying with Less Waste: Part 1: Camping Gear

Camping/Holidaying with Less Waste: Part 1: Camping Gear

In January 2018 we did a 4 day tramping trip along the Abel Tasman National Park coastal track, as we’d been invited to do a talk about Zero Waste Camping at Totaranui campsite – the park’s main campsite. So, we had to sort out how […]

Podcast 12: Nicky Francis: Do Gooder

Podcast 12: Nicky Francis: Do Gooder

  Nicky Francis is the person behind Do Gooder, a business selling eco-friendly toothbrushes and floss. Not only that, but for every ecobrush toothbrush you buy, another is donated to a child in New Zealand that does not have a toothbrush. We thought this was […]

Zero Waste in Nelson-Tasman

Zero Waste in Nelson-Tasman

From a zero waste perspective, we couldn’t have started off our trip in the South Island in a better place. Nelson and Tasman are full to the brim with amazing businesses, organisations and community groups to get you well on your way to zero waste […]