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Zero Waste in Northland

Zero Waste in Northland

Te Tai Tokerau is not just a stunning part of the country; there are active waste-conscious people and projects at every turn. In fact, legend has it that the idea of zero waste was born in the Far North of Aotearoa thanks to Warren Snow (and […]

Zero Waste in the Auckland Region

Zero Waste in the Auckland Region

Auckland! What can we say, other than we were virtually falling over low-waste shopping solutions wherever we went in this city… Auckland’s a big place, full of interesting and enthused people offering creative solutions to reduce waste and/or making food more affordable through bulk purchasing. […]

Zero Waste in Western Auckland

Zero Waste in Western Auckland

This guide covers Western Auckland. For other areas of Auckland, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Auckland Region post. Western Auckland Food options (i.e. stores that offer loose items which you can put, unpackaged, into your own BYO bags/containers) Quandahari Bazaar, 1 St Jude St, […]

Zero Waste in Southern and Eastern Auckland

Zero Waste in Southern and Eastern Auckland

This guide covers Southern and Eastern Auckland. For other areas of Auckland, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Auckland Region post. Eastern Auckland Food options (i.e. stores that offer loose items which you can put, unpackaged, into your own BYO bags/containers) Bin Inn Howick, 219 Moore […]

Zero Waste in North Shore and Northern Auckland

Zero Waste in North Shore and Northern Auckland

This guide covers North Shore and Northern Auckland. For other areas of Auckland, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Auckland Region post. North Shore Food options (i.e. stores that offer loose items which you can put, unpackaged, into your own BYO bags/containers) The Natural Health […]

Zero Waste in Central Auckland and Hauraki

Zero Waste in Central Auckland and Hauraki

This guide covers Central Auckland and Hauraki (Waiheke Island). For other areas of Auckland, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Auckland Region post. Central Auckland Food options (i.e. stores that offer loose items which you can put, unpackaged, into your own BYO bags/containers) […]

Regional Zero Waste Shopping Guides

Regional Zero Waste Shopping Guides

As we travel across Aotearoa New Zealand delivering our talks, we are taking time to suss out the local area, asking ourselves the question “if we were to live here, how would we make our zero waste lifestyle work?” By answering this question (through research, […]

Zero Waste on the Coromandel Peninsula (including Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki Districts)

Zero Waste on the Coromandel Peninsula (including Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki Districts)

The Coromandel Peninsula (including the Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki Districts) is stunningly beautiful and there is an energy in the community to keep it that way. Dotted around the peninsula are all kinds of businesses and initiatives seeking to support the local community to minimise waste, […]

Zero Waste in the Bay of Plenty

Zero Waste in the Bay of Plenty

Living without a rubbish bin is certainly possible in the Bay of Plenty. We were quite surprised by how many options there were for getting essentials without packaging, particularly around Tauranga City District. As an example, one of the signs of a zero waste friendly […]

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 […]