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Preaching to “The Converted” #11: Beth Walker

Preaching to “The Converted” #11: Beth Walker

    Beth has lived a waste-free since 2018. She was inspired to start after attending one of the Rubbish Trip’s talks where she learnt that recycling is an inadequate solution to our global waste crisis. Beth tries to minimise waste in all areas of […]

ZERO WASTE IN NEW ZEALAND IN 2020: A YEAR IN REVIEW

ZERO WASTE IN NEW ZEALAND IN 2020: A YEAR IN REVIEW

2020… the year that so many want to end. Unfortunately, when the clocks tick over to 12:01am on 1 January 2021, our world’s waste woes will still be there to greet us, just like COVID, the housing crisis, climate change and everything else we might […]

Liam talks sh*t: composting toilets for Wellington?

Liam talks sh*t: composting toilets for Wellington?

Today, we (mostly Liam) presented to the Wellington City Council Strategy and Policy Committee, to make the case for composting toilets to be considered in the Long-Term Plan. Don’t worry, we weren’t proposing that the Council do away with the flush toilet sewage system, but […]

Submitting on Wellington City Council Proposed Solid Waste Management & Minimisation Bylaw 2020

Submitting on Wellington City Council Proposed Solid Waste Management & Minimisation Bylaw 2020

Wellingtonians! Consultation is now open on the Wellington City Council Proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020! You have until 5pm on 25 September 2020 to make a submission. The Rubbish Trip is sharing this blog post to: a) give you an outline of […]

Resources to Help You Submit on Govt’s Proposal to Ban some Hard-to-Recycle and Single-Use Plastic Items

Resources to Help You Submit on Govt’s Proposal to Ban some Hard-to-Recycle and Single-Use Plastic Items

On Wednesday 12 August 2020 the Government announced a proposal to ban a range of hard-to-recycle and single-use plastic items. The proposal is now up for public consultation until 4 December 2020, 5pm. This proposal is a big deal and it’s important we take the time to […]

Government proposes bans on wide range of PVC, polystyrene and single-use plastic products

Government proposes bans on wide range of PVC, polystyrene and single-use plastic products

Off the back of the announcement yesterday that New Zealand would be returning to Alert Level 2 and Auckland to Alert Level 3, perhaps this morning’s very different announcement from Associate Minister Eugenie Sage about single-use plastics might lift your spirits!    The Government has […]

Letter to NZ Transport Ministers Re Low-Carbon Inter-Regional Transport Options under Alert Level 2

Letter to NZ Transport Ministers Re Low-Carbon Inter-Regional Transport Options under Alert Level 2

Tēnā kōrua Hon Phil Twyford (Minister of Transport) and Hon Julie Anne Genter (Associate Minister of Transport), We’re writing to you to express our concerns about inter-regional transport options during Alert Level 2 and to inquire how the Government will address the cancellation of train and […]

Podcast 26: Robert Hall: Wholegrain Organics

Podcast 26: Robert Hall: Wholegrain Organics

This podcast with Robert Hall, owner of Wholegrain Organics, paints a perfect picture of the value of resilience and resourcefulness when it comes to accessing, growing and preparing kai. Although recorded at the beginning of January 2020, the relevance of Rob’s message rings loud and clear […]

Fixing our Fibre Problem: Paper and Cardboard Does Not Belong in Landfill

Fixing our Fibre Problem: Paper and Cardboard Does Not Belong in Landfill

When conversations about waste come up, it’s very common for plastic to steal all the air time. However, zero waste is not just about plastic (which, after all, is only one waste stream among many). Zero waste is about being mindful of all the resources […]

Reducing Your Recycling Stockpile while in COVID-19 Lockdown

Reducing Your Recycling Stockpile while in COVID-19 Lockdown

Wellington City Council has postponed recycling collections during the COVID-19 lockdown and will only be offering rubbish collections.** For people living in Wellington City (and other areas where recycling collections are temporarily on pause), who still want to reduce waste to landfill during this time, this […]