Zero Waste in New Zealand in 2019: A Year in Review

What a year 2019 has been for the zero waste movement in NZ! While the movement has been growing steadily internationally for some time, 2019 felt […]

Podcast 23: Tyne-Marie Nelson: Healing the land through Rongoā Māori and Para Kore

. In our eyes, Tyne Nelson is one of New Zealand’s unsung heroes, who has built her life around the principle of working on behalf of […]

Hey New Zealand! This summer, let’s not be chuckers…

This post is part of The Rubbish Guilt-Trip series. Before you read on, we recommend reading the initial post (if you haven’t already), which describes our intention behind this series […]

Waste-to-Energy: Sending Zero Waste Up in Flames

Key Points Waste-to-energy incineration proposals for municipal solid waste are popping up around NZ. Regardless of what waste-to-energy proponents claim, burning rubbish is not zero waste. […]

Turning a Blind Eye: Backyard burying and burning of rubbish in New Zealand

This post is part of The Rubbish Guilt-Trip series. Before you read on, we recommend reading the initial post (if you haven’t already), which describes our intention […]

The Rubbish Guilt-Trip: Two No-Waste Nomads Get Blunt with People

The Rubbish Guilt-Trip is a category on our website specifically for posts on thornier, possibly controversial, issues, and how they relate to zero waste. Many of these topics are […]

6-monthly transport footprint (5 April 2019 – 5 October 2019)

A year has passed since we gave up our car – woah! Can you believe it, but we’re still managing to move around/survive/do a fulltime roadshow […]

Hey man, where are you? The underrepresentation of men in the world of zero waste

  Liam here – usually, The Rubbish Trip’s posts are co-authored, and although both Hannah and I are interested in this issue, I wanted to share […]

Podcast 22: Anna Dawson: Plastic-Free Pantry

. Globally, Governments, businesses and consumers are searching for alternatives to single-use plastic packaging for consumer goods. With mounting pressure on the Earth’s resources, the idea […]

Demystifying the Govt consultation on Proposed Priority Products and Product Stewardship Scheme Guidelines

The Government is proposing to regulate a whole bunch of problematic wasteful items (finally) and they’re consulting on it RIGHT NOW. Submissions close on Friday 4 […]

The Rubbish Song by Jersey Bob

. The inimitable Jersey Bob wrote us a song! We’re super stoked about this wonderful gift and wanted to share it with the world! We hope you […]

Sh*t Just Got Real! Government Consulting on Product Stewardship

Everyone! Sh*t just got real!  On Friday 9 August 2019, Minister Eugenie Sage MP announced the Government will be consulting on a proposal to declare a range […]