The Rubbish Trip offers:
Presentations, workshops and resources to help individuals and businesses to reduce their rubbish.
Grassroots zero waste advocacy.
Get in touch if you’d like us to deliver a talk for your community or workplace, or to collaborate on a project that will help Aotearoa move towards zero waste!
Our presentations, resources and research are informative (we don’t pull any punches!), but hopeful. All our mahi is grounded in our own personal experience of walking the talk. We started living without a rubbish bin at the beginning of 2015. We have a can-do attitude to reducing rubbish and want to show people how easy, fun and fulfilling waste reduction can be!
The two Helping Humans behind The Rubbish Trip are us – Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince.
Our origin story:
At the beginning of 2015 we made the life-changing decision to start living without a rubbish bin. We were spurred by concern about ocean plastics, the staggering waste of energy and resources associated with producing and managing disposable products, and how throwaway, high-consumption culture is shaping community mindsets and living spaces.
In Plastic Free July 2016, we began talking to community groups, schools, businesses and households about how to reduce rubbish, and why it is important. A year later we decided to step things up a notch and start The Rubbish Trip.
Between July 2017 and March 2020, we lived on the road full time, taking our FREE flagship zero waste presentation to every corner of the country! In less than 3 years we delivered over 400 presentations to over 20,000 people.
Along the way, we met so many extraordinary people and organisations who work, day-in and day-out to make Aotearoa the best place it can be, for people and planet. We share a snapshot of some of these people through our podcast, and through our Regional Zero Waste Guides, both of which you can find right here on our website!
While we no longer live on the road full-time, we continue to work on zero waste projects non-stop! We still deliver our FREE flagship presentation for the public (check our upcoming events or get in touch if you’d like us to speak where you live). We also offer workplace presentations too, and can be booked for one-off speaking engagements.
If you’d like to work with us on zero waste policy, advocacy and research, we do this too – just get in touch!