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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
13/05/2020

Letter to NZ Transport Ministers Re Low-Carbon Inter-Regional Transport Options under Alert Level 2

Tēnā kōrua Hon Phil Twyford (Minister of Transport) and Hon Julie Anne Genter (Associate Minister of Transport), We’re writing to you to express our concerns about […]
24/03/2020

Reducing Your Recycling Stockpile while in COVID-19 Lockdown

Wellington City Council has postponed recycling collections during the COVID-19 lockdown and will only be offering rubbish collections.** For people living in Wellington City (and other areas […]
05/01/2020

Preaching to “The Converted” #10: Kate and Antony White

  Kate is a school teacher specialising in Te Reo Māori and Coordinator of the Mid-Canterbury Timebank. She and her husband, Antony (an accountant), live in […]
29/12/2019

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 […]
30/11/2019

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 […]