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Camping/Holidaying with Less Waste: Part 2: A How-To Guide

Camping/Holidaying with Less Waste: Part 2: A How-To Guide

As we mentioned in Part 1 of this two-part post, in January 2018 we delivered a talk about Zero Waste Camping at Totaranui campsite – the biggest campsite in Abel Tasman National Park. Like all our talks, we based this talk on our own experience of […]

Camping/Holidaying with Less Waste: Part 1: Camping Gear

Camping/Holidaying with Less Waste: Part 1: Camping Gear

In January 2018 we did a 4 day tramping trip along the Abel Tasman National Park coastal track, as we’d been invited to do a talk about Zero Waste Camping at Totaranui campsite – the park’s main campsite. So, we had to sort out how […]

Podcast 12: Nicky Francis: Do Gooder

Podcast 12: Nicky Francis: Do Gooder

  Nicky Francis is the person behind Do Gooder, a business selling eco-friendly toothbrushes and floss. Not only that, but for every ecobrush toothbrush you buy, another is donated to a child in New Zealand that does not have a toothbrush. We thought this was […]

Zero Waste in Nelson-Tasman

Zero Waste in Nelson-Tasman

From a zero waste perspective, we couldn’t have started off our trip in the South Island in a better place. Nelson and Tasman are full to the brim with amazing businesses, organisations and community groups to get you well on your way to zero waste […]

Low Waste Dishwashing and Laundry Soap

Low Waste Dishwashing and Laundry Soap

This post has been a long time coming. In part because there are so many different recipes out there for dishwashing and laundry cleaning products, and in part because many people have strong feelings about the right and wrong way to wash dishes and laundry […]

Podcast 11: Gretta Carney: Hapī

Podcast 11: Gretta Carney: Hapī

  On Hastings Street in Napier, you’ll find Hapī – a takeaway bar co-founded by Gretta Carney and Fleur Du Fresne, serving healthy, creative food made from ingredients bursting with integrity. In August 2017, we sat down with Gretta, after whisking her away from the […]

Zero Waste in Taranaki

Zero Waste in Taranaki

Photo in top right hand corner of image credited to Lorella Doherty of Rethinking Plastic Revolution, who created this mural out of plastic she collected off beaches around New Plymouth. Taranaki has a large number of groups and individuals who are driving the waste reduction […]

Podcast 10: Franziska von Hunerbein: Crop Swap Aotearoa

Podcast 10: Franziska von Hunerbein: Crop Swap Aotearoa

Franziska von Hunerbein is responsible for bringing the magical Crop Swap to Aotearoa. Since the first crop swap gathering that she launched at her own home in Taranaki, there are now over 10 crop swaps across the Taranaki region alone, and the movement is gaining […]

Zero Waste in the Waikato Region

Zero Waste in the Waikato Region

Waikato is a huge region with pockets of zero waste activity all over the place. It’s home to some legendary waste minimisation pilgrimage sites – like Xtreme Zero Waste in Raglan and Seagull Centre in Thames; some real oases that make low-waste living effortless, enjoyable and delicious […]

Podcast 9: James Denton: GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery

Podcast 9: James Denton: GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery

  GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery opened its doors in Auckland at the beginning of 2017, making it New Zealand’s first totally packaging-free store. GoodFor follows in the footsteps of a growing international phenomenon of zero waste stores that offer their customers life’s essential items without the […]