Author: Liam & Hannah

Wild & Free: Foraging in New Zealand for Budget Zero Wasters

Wild & Free: Foraging in New Zealand for Budget Zero Wasters

We love foraging as a way of getting some free, zero waste kai and we’ve written about this before. We also love the feeling of locality and seasonality that comes with foraging, as well as the heightened sense of connection with our surroundings. We’ve come […]

Zero Waste on Waiheke Island

Zero Waste on Waiheke Island

This guide covers Waiheke Island only. For other areas of Auckland, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Auckland Region 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 […]

Zero Waste in New Zealand in 2018: A Year in Review

Zero Waste in New Zealand in 2018: A Year in Review

In the world of waste, 2018 was a pretty dynamic year for New Zealand. As the year began, Cyclone Fehi set the tone by ripping open a landfill on the West Coast, reminding us all that there’s no away to throw things to. In August, […]

Getting Down to Business: advocating for businesses to reduce their waste

Getting Down to Business: advocating for businesses to reduce their waste

Getting in touch with businesses who you reckon could do more on the waste front is a great way to make changes. People often believe that their one letter or phone call won’t make a difference, but it can be surprising the changes small groups of people […]

Home Compostable Alternative to Single-Use Plastic Packaging

Home Compostable Alternative to Single-Use Plastic Packaging

This post is part of our Getting Down to Business series, sharing ideas, solutions and case studies that we can pass on to businesses about waste reduction Wherever possible, we encourage businesses to offer unpackaged items and to accept BYO containers to put things in, or else offer […]

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, […]

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 […]