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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 […]

Zero Waste in Nelson City

Zero Waste in Nelson City

This guide covers Nelson City businesses only. You can read more about community groups and council services in the area, or see what’s available in Tasman District here. NB: All our regional guides cover as many low-waste options as we could find for food, drink, […]

Zero Waste in the Tasman District

Zero Waste in the Tasman District

This guide covers Tasman District businesses only. You can read more about community groups and council services in the area, or see what’s available in Nelson City here. As Tasman stretches over a wide area, we have divided this shopping guide in two – Golden Bay, and everywhere […]

Low Waste Dishwashing and Laundry Soap

Low Waste Dishwashing and Laundry Soap

This post has been a long time coming. In part because there are so many different recipes out there for dishwashing and laundry cleaning products, and in part because many people have strong feelings about the right and wrong way to wash dishes and laundry […]

Zero Waste in Taranaki

Zero Waste in Taranaki

Photo in top right hand corner of image credited to Lorella Doherty of Rethinking Plastic Revolution, who created this mural out of plastic she collected off beaches around New Plymouth. Taranaki has a large number of groups and individuals who are driving the waste reduction […]

Zero Waste in Waipa and Matamata-Piako

Zero Waste in Waipa and Matamata-Piako

This guide covers Waipa and Matamata-Piako districts only. For other districts in the Waikato Region, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Waikato Region post. Stores have been listed from the north going southwards (roughly!) So starting with Te Aroha, and moving down to Te Awamutu. Food options […]

Zero Waste in Taupō

Zero Waste in Taupō

This guide covers Taupō only. For other districts in the Waikato Region, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Waikato Region post. Taupō Food options (i.e. stores that offer loose items which you can put, unpackaged, into your own BYO bags/containers) Bin Inn Taupō, Spa Gate Shopping […]

Zero Waste in the Waikato Region

Zero Waste in the Waikato Region

Waikato is a huge region with pockets of zero waste activity all over the place. It’s home to some legendary waste minimisation pilgrimage sites – like Xtreme Zero Waste in Raglan and Seagull Centre in Thames; some real oases that make low-waste living effortless, enjoyable and delicious […]

Zero Waste in Waikato District (including Hamilton and Whāingaroa/Raglan)

Zero Waste in Waikato District (including Hamilton and Whāingaroa/Raglan)

This guide covers the Waikato District only (specifically, Hamilton and Whāingaroa/Raglan). For other districts in the Waikato Region, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Waikato Region post. Hamilton Food options (i.e. stores that offer loose items which you can put, unpackaged, into your own BYO […]

Zero Waste in Northland

Zero Waste in Northland

Te Tai Tokerau is not just a stunning part of the country; there are active waste-conscious people and projects at every turn. In fact, legend has it that the idea of zero waste was born in the Far North of Aotearoa thanks to Warren Snow (and […]