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Preaching to “the Converted” #4: Heidi Horton

Preaching to “the Converted” #4: Heidi Horton

 Heidi Horton lives in Riversdale, a small Southland town, with her husband Matt, their dog and rabbit. Almost a year ago Heidi and Matt started thinking seriously about their lifestyle, their long term dreams and legacy. Their eyes were opened to new, different possibilities. And so began their journey to simple living, […]

Zero Waste in Dunedin City and Clutha District

Zero Waste in Dunedin City and Clutha District

This guide covers Dunedin City and Clutha District only. For other parts of the Otago Region, please refer to the Zero Waste in Otago homepage. We have combined the Dunedin City and Clutha District guides onto one page as we recognise that many people who live in Clutha […]

Zero Waste in Queenstown & Arrowtown

Zero Waste in Queenstown & Arrowtown

This guide covers Queenstown & Arrowtown businesses only. For other parts of Queenstown-Lakes District or to read about district-wide council and community services, or city-wide shopping options, please refer to the Zero Waste in Queenstown-Lakes District homepage. NB: All our regional guides cover as many low-waste options as we could find for […]

Zero Waste in Wanaka & Hawea

Zero Waste in Wanaka & Hawea

This guide covers Wanaka & Hawea businesses only. For other parts of Queenstown-Lakes District or to read about district-wide council and community services, please refer to the Zero Waste in Queenstown-Lakes District homepage. NB: All our regional guides cover as many low-waste options as we could find for food, drink, kitchen and […]

Zero Waste in Queenstown-Lakes District

Zero Waste in Queenstown-Lakes District

This guide covers Queenstown-Lakes District only. For other parts of the Otago Region, please refer to the Zero Waste in Otago homepage. To make this guide more user-friendly, we’ve divided the shopping sections in two (one page for Wanaka & Hawea and one page for Queenstown & Arrowtown). However, on this page (scroll […]

Sometimes Smashing, Sometimes Crushing: The story of glass in New Zealand

Sometimes Smashing, Sometimes Crushing: The story of glass in New Zealand

Key points More and more consumers are looking to glass packaging as a more sustainable alternative to plastic. Glass has environmental benefits over plastic: it’s infinitely recyclable, it’s reusable, and it’s non-toxic if it escapes into the environment. However glass has environmental drawbacks: it’s energy intensive to […]

Zero Waste in Central Otago District

Zero Waste in Central Otago District

This guide covers Central Otago District only. For other parts of the Otago Region, please refer to the Zero Waste in Otago homepage. 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 […]

Keeping Food Nude, Local and Free: there’s more to zero waste than packaging-free stores

Keeping Food Nude, Local and Free: there’s more to zero waste than packaging-free stores

Contrary to popular belief, zero waste living is not all about shopping at hipster packaging-free stores. Yes, packaging-free stores can be pretty exciting when you’ve gone several months without something like ground turmeric, and yes, when we do go grocery shopping we certainly go to […]

Zero Waste in Otago

Zero Waste in Otago

Otago is a great region for living low-waste, whether it’s the legacy of Wanaka Wastebusters (which spreads far and wide), the amazing range of low-waste shopping options in Dunedin City, or the know-how, can-do attitude in communities throughout Clutha and Waitaki who taught us many new tips […]

Zero Waste in Waitaki District

Zero Waste in Waitaki District

This guide covers Waitaki District only. For other parts of the Otago Region, please refer to the Zero Waste in Otago homepage. 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 […]