Author: Liam & Hannah

Preaching to “the Converted” #6: Marcella and Jilles Hoedemaker

Preaching to “the Converted” #6: Marcella and Jilles Hoedemaker

We are a Dutch family who immigrated to NZ in 2011 and landed in Dunedin, where we still live, with much pleasure. We are a husband (Herman) and wife (Marcella) with a 19 year old (Thijs) and a 13 year old son (Jilles) and an 8 […]

Zero Waste in Palmerston North City, and Manawatū, Horowhenua and Rangitikei Districts

Zero Waste in Palmerston North City, and Manawatū, Horowhenua and Rangitikei Districts

This guide covers Palmerston North City, and the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Rangitikei Districts only. For other parts of the Manawatū-Whanganui region please refer to the Zero Waste in the Manawatū-Whanganui homepage. NB: All our regional guides cover as many low-waste options as we could find for food, drink, kitchen and food packaging, cleaning […]

Zero Waste in Whanganui & Ruapehu Districts

Zero Waste in Whanganui & Ruapehu Districts

This guide covers Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts only. For other parts of the Manawatū-Whanganui region please refer to the Zero Waste in the Manawatū-Whanganui 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 products – […]

Trashing Waste: an article in the New Zealand Journal, Policy Quarterly

Trashing Waste: an article in the New Zealand Journal, Policy Quarterly

Recently, Hannah published an article in the journal Policy Quarterly about New Zealand’s waste policy. See the PDF below for the full issue (Hannah’s article starts on p.13). The article focuses on the neglect of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, the impact that decades of virtual non-action […]

Greener than What?: the shortfalls of comparing milk packaging options within the disposability paradigm

Greener than What?: the shortfalls of comparing milk packaging options within the disposability paradigm

SPOTTED: this sign in a Chch grocery store yesterday, giving us a confused mixture of feels: pleased and disappointed. We’re pleased that this conversation is being had, but disappointed at how it’s communicated here.   We want to start by saying that we agree with […]

Zero Waste in Gisborne District/Te Tairāwhiti

Zero Waste in Gisborne District/Te Tairāwhiti

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 – scroll down to view each category. At the end of each district section, we also list community groups, […]

The Rubbish Trip Has Gone Car-Free!

Since our decision in July this year to continue The Rubbish Trip beyond its initial one-year timeframe, we’ve been considering how to do this car-free. On the first Sunday of October 2018 we finally took the plunge, ditching “Fossy the Foss” and opting to continue […]

Preaching to “the Converted” #5: Julie Cederman & Family

Preaching to “the Converted” #5: Julie Cederman & Family

  Julie lives in Wellington with her husband and three children. She attended a presentation by Liam and Hannah in June 2017 and since then has been on a mission to reduce her household waste and inspire others to join her on the journey. She […]

Zero Waste in Tauranga City (including Mount Maunganui and Papamoa)

Zero Waste in Tauranga City (including Mount Maunganui and Papamoa)

This guide covers Tauranga City (including Mount Maunganui and Papamoa) 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 for food, drink, kitchen […]

Zero Waste in Rotorua District

Zero Waste in Rotorua District

This guide covers Rotorua District 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 for food, drink, kitchen and food packaging, cleaning products and […]