Tag: recycling


Article Title: To Have and Re-home: Responsible Decluttering Pt 2

To Have and Re-home: Responsible Decluttering Pt 2

Modern life. It’s really well set up to help us buy something, but less convenient at helping us at the end of that item’s useful life. Decluttering responsibly can be a challenge, but it is possible. Here are a few suggestions the ecostore team uses to clean up, without messing up the planet.


Article Title: An (Almost) Zero Waste Home - The Bathroom

An (Almost) Zero Waste Home - The Bathroom

Compromising my personal hygiene, or the way I look, aren’t sacrifices I’m willing to make to decrease our environmental impact. Thankfully there are simple changes and awesome alternative products that can keep us feeling and looking good. Phew.


Article Title: An (almost) zero waste home - Food Waste

An (almost) zero waste home - Food Waste

Many of us Kiwis were raised to not waste food, but sometimes things slip through the cracks. And what does, adds up. The average Kiwi family throws away three shopping trolleys full of food every year.


Article Title: Home Composting 101: Compost Bins

Home Composting 101: Compost Bins

This week is Compost Week. So in this three-part blog series, we’re digging into sustainable, garden-loving ways to deal with food and plant waste at home or in your workplace.


Article Title: Home Composting 101: Worm Farming

Home Composting 101: Worm Farming

This week is Compost Week. So in this three-part blog series, we’re digging into sustainable, garden-loving ways to deal with food and plant waste at home or in your workplace.


Article Title: Home Composting 101: Bokashi Basics

Home Composting 101: Bokashi Basics

This week is Compost Week. So in this three-part blog series, we’re digging into sustainable, garden-loving ways to deal with food and plant waste at home or in your workplace.


Article Title: An (almost) zero waste home - The Kitchen

An (almost) zero waste home - The Kitchen

It’s said that the kitchen is the heart of a home because it’s where families spend a whole lot of time. It’s also where we make a heap of purchase decisions when it comes to food, and in doing so have the potential to create piles of waste.


Article Title: An (almost) zero waste home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.