Tag: zero-waste


Article Title: Going zero waste in your kitchen

Going zero waste in your kitchen

The kitchen is often the heart of the home and a hive of activity, which is why there are are so many types of waste that might be created. It’s here that we cook, which means storing food, washing it and using electricity to make meals. It’s also where we make decisions about the products we use for things like cleaning dishes and washing hands.


Article Title: Walking the talk: Community manager Isa Varga

Walking the talk: Community manager Isa Varga

Community manager Isa Varga tells us the easy changes she has made to live more sustainably.


Article Title: Walking the talk – retail manager Yulia Podrul

Walking the talk – retail manager Yulia Podrul

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 Yulia, the retail manager at our Auckland store in Freeman’s Bay. Yulia shared with us her passion for keeping fit with dance and how becoming more aware of the products she uses at home has helped her to be kinder to the planet.


Article Title: Five ways to cut food waste

Five ways to cut food waste

In this country we throw about 120,000 tonnes of food out from our homes each year – that’s about $900 million worth and could feed about 260,000 people. Here are some simple tips to reduce your food waste.


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: Our favourite TED talks on sustainable living

Our favourite TED talks on sustainable living

If you’re not already familiar with TED, they’re an organization dedicated to spreading ideas through short yet powerful presentations designed to share knowledge, ideas and a fresh point of view from visionary thinkers. Next time you’re sitting in traffic, on your lunch break or queuing at the supermarket, how about schooling up and getting some inspiring ideas, from a greener future to inspiring stories of eco conscious business practice?


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.


Article Title: Winter home care: our top cleaning tips

Winter home care: our top cleaning tips

Many of us start feeling the need to clean once spring rolls around, but with cooler weather and rainy days setting in, winter is actually an ideal chance to start. We’ve put together our top ten tips to help simplify your cleaning routine this winter.


Article Title: Water saving tips for more sustainable living

Water saving tips for more sustainable living

Using water wisely at home is a great way to help the planet – and it makes it easier when the water bill arrives!


Article Title: Go eco and get your holiday season sorted

Go eco and get your holiday season sorted

How might a ‘greener’ Christmas make a difference? Well, it can make for a less stressful time, with less waste and not as many things cluttering our homes. As well as your present list, have a look through this list of items to make your holiday season a bit more eco-friendly.