Article Title: An (almost) zero waste home
A family of four living in suburban New Zealand with day jobs and a fast-paced life – we are what I’d consider to be a pretty typical household, living in a pretty typical way.
What’s blown my mind is by simply being more mindful of our consumption, and making small changes to our behaviour, we’ve managed to significantly reduce our rubbish waste down to less than one wheelie bin a year.
Article Title: Goodbye buy buy - Responsible Decluttering Pt 1
It appears we have once again reached peak Kondo. Marie Kondo’s Netflix series has created a second wave of people around the globe discarding possessions that don’t ‘spark joy’.
Article Title: Soft options - what to do with your soft plastics
We were a bit gutted to hear about the suspension of the Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme collection as of 31st December 2018. There are plans to start up again in April 2019.
Article Title: The 8 R’s to being a conscious consumer
You may have heard of at least three – reduce, reuse and recycle. But being a consumer in the 21st Century is pretty complex, and it seems we need a bigger toolkit.
Article Title: What’s your number? Plastic recycling 1-7
Do you spend a lot of time hovering over the recycling bin while trying to determine if the thing in your hand can go in? You’re not alone there. The numbers and triangle on plastic containers can be downright confusing.
Article Title: How to ace your recycling game
Let’s face it, lots of us are probably a bit guilty of ‘wishful recycling’ – putting everything into our recycling bins in the hopes that they’ll meet a better end than simply going to landfill.
Article Title: Upcycling – a creative take on sustainable living
In New Zealand, we send 2.5 million tonnes of waste to landfills each year, yet around three quarters of this could have been reused, recycled or composted. Upcycling is a great way to take action to combat waste. If more of us considered upcycling before acquiring something new, we’d collectively reduce our carbon footprint and preserve resources by using existing materials instead of contributing to the demand for new products.
Article Title: Walking the talk – Sarah Fox
As part of our series where we find out more about how some of the team at ecostore are living sustainably we caught up with Sarah, who looks after our wholesale customer service, to talk about the importance of giving back to the community, and how making small changes to go green can have a big impact.
Article Title: Walking the talk – research & development manager Huia Iti
This week we caught up with our research and development manager Huia Iti, who tells us how life by the sea is a chance to enjoy local food, cut down on waste and tread more lightly on the planet.
Article Title: Why savvy recycling isn’t all about the symbol
Recycling is an easy thing we can all do for our environment so make sure you are doing it right so that the Council can too.
Article Title: Walking the talk – baby category manager Mandz Bishop
This week it was Mandz Bishop’s turn – she manages our baby category marketing. We chatted to her about her passion for travel and the arts, and how she and her partner care for the environment.