ecostore New Zealand Blog

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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refill Station in the shop at ecostore in Freemans bay
Ways to reduce the plastic packaging of ecostore products

Even though we use fully recyclable plastics for ecostore products, plastic packaging is still one of our biggest challenges. Take a look at our tips for making your containers last longer.

April 3rd, 2014
Unpackit award
ecostore voted one of the best at the 2013 Unpackit Awards

The Unpackit Awards are a great initiative in terms of raising awareness of the issue of packaging waste. They do…

November 12th, 2013
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Kayaks Made of Plastic Bottles?

From 12-14 May a group of 16 amazing young people representative of youth organisations and movements from all over NZ…

May 31st, 2013
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Woman holding some small vegetable plants ready to be planted
Is Your Mum an Eco Hero?

To celebrate Mothers Day last month we asked our newsletter subscribers to nominate their Mum’s to be our eco Hero…

June 5th, 2013
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eco office paper
Greening up at work – finding the most eco office paper.

  Despite encouragement to become a paperless office or to think twice about whether we really need to print stuff…

August 9th, 2012
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Quick tips for reducing waste. Use less office paper.

Most office consumables use up a lot of energy and resources during their life cycle and A4 reams of paper are no…

June 7th, 2012
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Which is greener, paper or cloth napkins?

You might be wondering whether the energy used to make and wash a cloth napkin is higher than the energy…

May 28th, 2012
A stainless steel drink bottle
Quick tips for reducing waste. Tip 2: Say no to single use plastics

Just say no to single-use plastics. Plastic is everywhere and at times it just can’t be avoided but things that…

April 26th, 2012
Two students from Owairaka School holding up a bucket of ecostore cleaning products
Garden to table – school project

Last week I visited Owairaka District School to see their Garden to Table project in action. I had a tour…

June 5th, 2013
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