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15/02/2019

Wild & Free: Foraging in New Zealand for Budget Zero Wasters

Foraging is a great way to get free, zero waste kai. This resource shares some of the foraged goodies we’ve found around NZ, and what we […]
30/12/2018

Zero Waste in New Zealand in 2018: A Year in Review

In the world of waste, 2018 was a pretty dynamic year for New Zealand. As the year began, Cyclone Fehi set the tone by ripping open […]
18/12/2018

Podcast 16: Helena Ruffell: Microplastics from New Zealand Wastewater Treatment Plants and in Our Oceans

  International research has made alarming discoveries about the pervasive nature of microplastic pollution in soil, waterways and the ocean, and revealed uncomfortable truths about how our everyday […]
18/12/2018

Getting Down to Business: advocating for businesses to reduce their waste

Getting in touch with businesses who you reckon could do more on the waste front is a great way to make changes. People often believe that their one […]
12/12/2018

Preaching to “the Converted” #6: Marcella and Jilles Hoedemaker

We are a Dutch family who immigrated to NZ in 2011 and landed in Dunedin, where we still live, with much pleasure. We are a husband (Herman) […]
09/11/2018

Trashing Waste: an article in the New Zealand Journal, Policy Quarterly

Recently, Hannah published an article in the journal Policy Quarterly about New Zealand’s waste policy. See the PDF below for the full issue (Hannah’s article starts on p.13). […]
07/11/2018

Podcast 15: Shelley Wilson: In My Kitchen

  Palmerston North local Shelley Wilson is at the forefront of the low-waste living movement in New Zealand, which has grown rapidly over the past few […]
25/10/2018

Greener than What?: the shortfalls of comparing milk packaging options within the disposability paradigm

SPOTTED: this sign in a Chch grocery store yesterday, giving us a confused mixture of feels: pleased and disappointed. We’re pleased that this conversation is being […]
15/10/2018

Zero Waste in Gisborne District/Te Tairāwhiti

Photos in the feature image of Uawa Sewing Bee (left) and community-made reusable bags and beeswax wraps in Waiapu Kōkā Huhua (right). Thanks to Rawinia Kingi […]
14/10/2018

The Rubbish Trip Has Gone Car-Free!

Since our decision in July this year to continue The Rubbish Trip beyond its initial one-year timeframe, we’ve been considering how to do this car-free. On […]
09/09/2018

Preaching to “the Converted” #5: Julie Cederman & Family

  Julie lives in Wellington with her husband and three children. She attended a presentation by Liam and Hannah in June 2017 and since then has […]
25/08/2018

Citrus All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Keen for a DIY all-purpose cleaning spray that is super budget but isn’t just straight white vinegar? We were too, so that’s why we started making all-purpose citrus […]