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Zero Waste in Hawke’s Bay

Zero Waste in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay features an impressive array of zero waste options. Real highlights for us were Cornucopia Organics in Hastings and The Chantal Shop in Napier. These two stores are really one-stop shops for all your zero waste needs. On top of that, they are really […]

Zero Waste in the Greater Wellington Region (including Wellington, Kāpiti, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa)

Zero Waste in the Greater Wellington Region (including Wellington, Kāpiti, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa)

Here we have it – a zero waste shopping guide for the Greater Wellington Region (including Wellington, Kāpiti, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa). As Wellington was our training ground for living zero waste, it was natural for us to scope out the options in the city […]

Environmentally-motivated behaviour change: reflections from This Time of Useful Consciousness

Environmentally-motivated behaviour change: reflections from This Time of Useful Consciousness

On Wednesday 19 July, The Rubbish Trip delivered our presentation at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. We did so while the exhibition ‘This Time of Useful Consciousness – Political Ecology Now’ was running. This beautiful, stirring exhibition tackles the thorny issue of climate […]

Bare Essentials: Recipes for Zero Waste Toiletries

Bare Essentials: Recipes for Zero Waste Toiletries

One of the most helpful ways to approach zero waste living is to apply the 6Rs hierarchy to all possible waste-producing scenarios . That is, to Refuse, Replace, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot, and only in that order. (The ‘Replace’ R is a new addition, suggested to […]

Waste Not, Want Not: Bridging the Gap between Social and Environmental Justice through Zero Waste

Waste Not, Want Not: Bridging the Gap between Social and Environmental Justice through Zero Waste

Last night we spoke at Food for Thought, a Pecha Kucha event in Paekākāriki, as part of No8 Wire Week, an initiative run by Kāpiti Coast District Council. For those of you that don’t know, Pecha Kucha is a presentation format that limits speakers to 20 […]

Zero Waste in Manawatū

Zero Waste in Manawatū

The Rubbish Trip kicked off our nationwide tour in Manawatū. We have spent the last two weeks in Palmerston North and Feilding, running presentations, a workshop and recording some podcasts. We have been thoroughly blown away by the array of zero waste options in Manawatū, and […]

Day One of The Rubbish Trip: Happy Plastic Free July!

Day One of The Rubbish Trip: Happy Plastic Free July!

Happy Plastic Free July 2017, everyone! We hope that you are ready for whatever plastic-avoiding commitments you have set for yourself, your family, your workplace and/or your community. We wish you all the best and share with you our number one tip, which is simply: […]

Getting the Show on the Road: crowdfunding and the sharing economy

Getting the Show on the Road: crowdfunding and the sharing economy

The Rubbish Trip sets off around Aotearoa/New Zealand from the beginning of Plastic Free July 2017! We’ve decided to do our first ever post on the kaupapa that lies behind both our crowdfund campaign and our call for support through the sharing economy. We were […]