Cuts & cynical law changes: what Budget 2024 means for waste minimisation in NZ

What does Budget 2024 mean for waste minimisation in New Zealand & our national progress towards a low-waste, circular economy? Overall, not great: The programme to […]

Three reasons why we’re not talking about recycling in 2024

2024 marks the start of our tenth year of living without a rubbish bin. We’re already well into our seventh year of The Rubbish Trip, where […]

Here we go again: Industry lobbying against zero waste policies

Yesterday, Radio New Zealand broke a story by Guyon Espiner that the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Andrew Kirton, had started that job one day after […]

Remembering our friend, mentor and hero – Warren Snow

We are deeply saddened to lose our dear friend, mentor & colleague, Warren Snow, who passed away on Sunday morning. Our aroha goes out to Warren’s […]

Support a Comprehensive Beverage Container Return Scheme for New Zealand

A beverage container return scheme (abbreviated ‘CRS’) means beverage containers – like bottles, cans and tetrapaks – carry a small, refundable deposit that people pay when […]

Resources to have your say on Govt proposal Transforming Recycling

Until 22 May 2022 the Government is consulting with the public on its Transforming Recycling proposals. They want to know what YOU think. There are three […]

Zero wasters! Have your say on proposed update to NZ Waste Strategy & Waste Laws and Emissions Reduction Plan

The Government is undertaking a once-in-a-decade update of the New Zealand Waste Strategy AND the Waste Minimisation Act. It is also pulling together an emissions reduction […]

Beyond the Pipes: Report from the July 2021 SymPOOsium

Full report from July 2021 SymPOOsium about Wellington’s wastewater and sanitation system is available for reading: The Rubbish Trip is part of Beyond the Pipes – […]

Podcast 27: Nicola Turner: Mainstream Green

Nicola Turner, resident of the small Waikato town of Cambridge, is the creator of the social enterprise, Mainstream Green. Through Mainstream Green, Nic combines her personal experience of her own […]

Joint submission of Wellington zero waste community on WCC’s Long-term Plan 2021-2031

A group of advocates doing zero waste mahi in Wellington have come together to write a response on Wellington City Council’s Long-term Plan for 2021-2031.  See […]

Resources to help you have your say on Climate Change Commission’s Draft Advice

From now until 28 March 2021, Te Pou a Rangi — The Climate Change Commission, is seeking feedback on their first ever draft emissions budgets and […]

Preaching to “The Converted” #11: Beth Walker

    Beth has lived a waste-free since 2018. She was inspired to start after attending one of the Rubbish Trip’s talks where she learnt that […]