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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Podcast 12: Nicky Francis: Do Gooder

  Nicky Francis is the person behind Do Gooder, a business selling eco-friendly toothbrushes and floss. Not only that, but for every ecobrush toothbrush you buy, […]

Podcast 11: Gretta Carney: Hapī

  On Hastings Street in Napier, you’ll find Hapī – a takeaway bar co-founded by Gretta Carney and Fleur Du Fresne, serving healthy, creative food made […]

Podcast 10: Franziska von Hunerbein: Crop Swap Aotearoa

Franziska von Hunerbein is responsible for bringing the magical Crop Swap to Aotearoa. Since the first crop swap gathering that she launched at her own home […]

Podcast 9: James Denton: GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery

  GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery opened its doors in Auckland at the beginning of 2017, making it New Zealand’s first totally packaging-free store. GoodFor follows in the […]

Podcast 8: Carrie and Jay: Inspire Wellness Whangamatā

  On the eastern coast of Coromandel, in a town called Whangamatā, Carrie and Jay have opened Inspire Wellness – a yoga studio, an organic shop […]

Podcast 7: Phil McCabe: Solscape and Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

  Phil McCabe is the co-founder and chief executive of Solscape, an eco-accommodation in Raglan featuring unique, alternative buildings, yoga, clean eating, surf instruction and organically […]

Podcast 6: Robert Scott: Reclaimed Timber Traders

  Back in July 2017, The Rubbish Trip interviewed Robert Scott of Reclaimed Timber Traders, an incredible organisation in Palmerston North that rescues timber that would […]

Podcast 5: Nándor Tánczos: The Waste Minimisation Act 2008

  In 2006 the Waste Minimisation (Solids) Bill, a private member’s bill in the name of Nándor Tánczos, was pulled from the ballot in the New […]