Liam & Hannah

23/01/2024

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 […]
22/03/2023

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 […]
09/08/2022

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 […]
04/07/2022

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 […]
14/04/2022

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 […]
09/11/2021

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 […]
27/09/2021

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 – […]
07/05/2021

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 […]
22/02/2021

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 […]
20/01/2021

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 […]
29/12/2020

ZERO WASTE IN NEW ZEALAND IN 2020: A YEAR IN REVIEW

2020… the year that so many want to end. Unfortunately, when the clocks tick over to 12:01am on 1 January 2021, our world’s waste woes will […]
22/10/2020

Liam talks sh*t: composting toilets for Wellington?

Today, we (mostly Liam) presented to the Wellington City Council Strategy and Policy Committee, to make the case for composting toilets to be considered in the […]