Regional shopping guide

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)

This guide covers the Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki districts only. For other districts in the Waikato Region, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Waikato Region post. The Coromandel Peninsula (including the Thames-Coromandel and Hauraki Districts) is stunningly beautiful and there is an energy in the community […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zero Waste in Manawatū-Whanganui

Zero Waste in Manawatū-Whanganui

The Rubbish Trip kicked off our nationwide tour in Manawatū. After spending two weeks in Palmerston North and Feilding, running presentations, a workshop and recording some podcasts, we were thoroughly blown away by the array of zero waste options in Manawatū, and the general enthusiasm for, […]