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Podcast 4: Colin and Gabrielle Kemplen (Transition Matamata): The Kiwi Bottle Drive

Podcast 4: Colin and Gabrielle Kemplen (Transition Matamata): The Kiwi Bottle Drive

  The Kiwi Bottle Drive is a national campaign calling for 10c bottle deposits in Aotearoa New Zealand in order to reduce littering and lift recycling rates. In Matamata, the local Transition Town has embraced The Kiwi Bottle Drive with resounding success, spearheaded by their president […]

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 […]

Podcast 3: Chats at the Repair Cafe, with Kāpiti Menzshed and Kāpiti Community Centre

Podcast 3: Chats at the Repair Cafe, with Kāpiti Menzshed and Kāpiti Community Centre

  On Thursday 20 July, The Rubbish Trip took part in a Repair Cafe, organised by Kāpiti Coast District Council as part of their No8 Wire Week. The event took place at Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre. Throughout the day members of the public came […]

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: […]

Podcast 2: Eryn Gribble and Renee Rushton: Newtown Community & Cultural Centre

Podcast 2: Eryn Gribble and Renee Rushton: Newtown Community & Cultural Centre

The Newtown Community & Cultural Centre, tucked away behind the bustling main street of Newtown in Wellington, is a veritable hive of activity and out-of-the-box projects, including the Wellington Timebank and the Tool Library. Many of the activities the Centre supports or undertakes bring together a […]