Author: Liam & Hannah

Preaching to “the Converted” #9: Jess Ettridge & Family

Preaching to “the Converted” #9: Jess Ettridge & Family

We (Jess, Corey, Ivy and Calvin) chose to make Nelson our home after moving from Perth. We’re loving exploring our new backyard and becoming part of the local community. We always tried to tread lightly on the Earth (gardening, composting and home-cooking) but started to […]

Zero Waste in the Far North District

Zero Waste in the Far North District

This guide covers the Far North District only. For other areas of Northland, please refer to the Zero Waste in Northland post. 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 – […]

Zero Waste in Whāngārei (including Waipū & Hikurangi)

Zero Waste in Whāngārei (including Waipū & Hikurangi)

This guide covers Whāngārei City & District only. For other areas of Northland, please refer to the Zero Waste in Northland post. 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 – […]

Zero Waste in the Kaipara District

Zero Waste in the Kaipara District

This guide covers the Kaipara District only. For other areas of Northland, please refer to the Zero Waste in Northland post. 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 – […]

6-Monthly Transport Footprint (5 October 2018-5 April 2019)

6-Monthly Transport Footprint (5 October 2018-5 April 2019)

Six months ago we gave up our car in order to reduce The Rubbish Trip’s transport emissions footprint. We’ve since started logging all our transport into Catalyst’s free ACE Carbon Calculator to calculate our transport emissions. We’ve created a handy infographic (below) as our first 6-monthly report-back. We really […]

What to Do About Single-Use or ‘Avoidable’ Plastics and Plastic Packaging?

What to Do About Single-Use or ‘Avoidable’ Plastics and Plastic Packaging?

Key Points The zero waste approach to plastics reduction focuses on replacing single-use plastics and plastic packaging with reusable alternatives (rather than single-use disposables made of other materials). The New Zealand Government has lots of powers to regulate single-use plastics and plastic packaging under the […]

Our Position on Essential Oil Use in Homemade Toiletries

Our Position on Essential Oil Use in Homemade Toiletries

*** Please read this post in full if you have used our toothpaste or deodorant recipes prior to 26 March 2019 and added the “optional” essential oils to them. We have changed our approach to the use of essential oils in these two recipes. *** […]

Zero Waste in the Western Bay of Plenty District (including Katikati and Te Puke)

Zero Waste in the Western Bay of Plenty District (including Katikati and Te Puke)

This guide covers Western Bay of Plenty District (including Katikati and Te Puke) only. For other parts of the Bay of Plenty, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Bay of Plenty homepage. NB: All our regional guides cover as many low-waste options as we could find […]

Preaching to “The Converted” #8: Jamie Tuvae me tana whānau

Preaching to “The Converted” #8: Jamie Tuvae me tana whānau

Kia Ora Koutou. Ko Jamie ahau.  Nō Waiheke Island ahau. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. My little family consists of me and my husband, our 5 year old daughter, and soon to be born bubba.  My goal as a mum is to raise children […]

Why We Don’t Fly

Why We Don’t Fly

Recently, we discovered No Fly Climate Sci, a loose grouping of academics, earth scientists and the general public who choose not to fly or to fly less in light of the fact that flying dominates the emissions profile of the privileged few who can afford […]