ecostore New Zealand Blog

Tips to green up back to school

There’s a lot to think about when your kids start the new school year, but it’s also a chance to set in place some more eco-friendly choices.

January 20th, 2015
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Creative upcycling: from trash to treasure

Upcycling is a great way to get creative about making old things new, and reduce waste at the same time.

November 3rd, 2014
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Multi-Purpose Cleaner label
Labelled with care: The power of information

It’s hard to know which everyday products to buy, but labels are an important part of making that choice. We’ve broken down one of our labels to try to show the power of information.

October 8th, 2014
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Take steps against climate change with our new Carbon Capture™ Paks

We’re proud to be the first Kiwi manufacturer to switch to bottles made from sugarcane plastic. If you make the switch too, by buying products with these new Carbon Capture packs, you can play a part in helping stop climate change.

September 27th, 2014
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People's Climate March
Do your bit to help stop climate change

The People’s Climate March drew hundreds of thousands of supporters around the world and Kiwis played their part. There are also lots of small things you can do now to help stop climate change.

September 22nd, 2014
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Do your bit to clean up and minimise waste

It’s important to do your bit for cleaning up your local beach or area – and we’ve rounded up some ways you can volunteer your time and effort. Buying in bulk and refilling are also great for minimising waste.

September 17th, 2014
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Kids clothes
6 ways you can change the way kids’ clothes are made

The production of kid’s clothing can harm people and the environment. Jess Berenston-Shaw, founder of NZ-based social enterprise Muka Kids tells us 6 things we can do to help change this.

July 16th, 2014
Jess in Udaipur
Kids’ clothes that don’t harm people or the planet

Muka Kids is a NZ based social enterprise that has rethought the way Kid’s clothing is made, used and reused.

July 16th, 2014
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Laundry powder being poured into a dispenser
Pre-dissolving your laundry powder is a good idea if you have ‘hard’ water

‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’ water are words used to describe the amount of minerals (usually Calcium and Magnesium) present in water. Hard water has more of these minerals and soft water has less, but what does that have to do with dissolving your laundry powder?

March 6th, 2014
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Laundry basket
What’s the verdict on enzymes in your laundry and cleaning products?

Industrial enzymes have been used in cleaning products since the 1930’s and today are used in many products like dishwasher tablets, laundry detergents and bathroom and carpet cleaners. But how safe are they?

February 20th, 2014
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