Zero Waste on the West Coast

The West Coast’s dispersed geography presents a larger challenge to low-waste living than many other parts of the country. Outside of Greymouth, access to bulk bin stores […]

Podcast 14: Caroline & Millie: Vinnies Re Sew

NB: this podcast was recorded in December 2017 when Re Sew was still in its pilot phase. Since then, the project has gone from strength to […]

Use Whose Containers? The Legality of BYO containers for Food Purchases in New Zealand

*** UPDATE! We had success! In mid-2019, Foodstuffs (North Island only) and Countdown (nationwide) announced they now officially accept BYO containers at their delis *** Key […]

Zero Waste in Southland

This guide covers the entire Southland region. For ease of reference though, we’ve arranged the list by geographical areas – from Gore to Lumsden, down to Winton, Invercargill, Riverton, Rakiura/Stewart […]

Preaching to “the Converted” #4: Heidi Horton

 Heidi Horton lives in Riversdale, a small Southland town, with her husband Matt, their dog and rabbit. Almost a year ago Heidi and Matt started thinking seriously about their lifestyle, their […]

Sometimes Smashing, Sometimes Crushing: The story of glass in New Zealand

Key points More and more consumers are looking to glass packaging as a more sustainable alternative to plastic. Glass has environmental benefits over plastic: it’s infinitely recyclable, […]

Keeping Food Nude, Local and Free: there’s more to zero waste than packaging-free stores

Contrary to popular belief, zero waste living is not all about shopping at hipster packaging-free stores. Yes, packaging-free stores can be pretty exciting when you’ve gone […]

Zero Waste in Otago

Otago is a great region for living low-waste, whether it’s the legacy of Wanaka Wastebusters (which spreads far and wide), the amazing range of low-waste shopping […]

Zero Waste in Canterbury

Canterbury is a mighty region with zero waste options galore. To make this regional shopping guide manageable, we have divided it into geographical areas. If you […]

Be a Tirading Kiwi: Zero Waste Advocacy

The home of our zero waste advocacy-related content to support informed public advocacy on zero waste, circular economy and waste minimisation issues. Find links to ‘hot […]

Easy, waste-busting recipes for food and drink

Whenever we do our talks, we provide zero waste nibbles, free of charge, as a way of demonstrating that it’s possible to create easy snacks and […]

Podcast 13: Rick Brown: Seagull Centre, Thames

In August 2017 we interviewed Rick Brown, the Business Manager of Seagull Centre in Thames. The Seagull Centre is a much-loved resource recovery shop that has been operating since 2004, […]