ecostore New Zealand Blog

Why savvy recycling isn’t all about the symbol

Waveney Warth, a waste solutions senior advisor at Auckland Council, says checking the symbol isn’t always the best way to sort out what can be recycled.

By amanda
July 11th, 2016
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Taking a holiday? Spread the word about our Amenities range

Help us tell your favourite B&B, lodge, motel or hotel about stocking this new range of mini bathroom amenities.

By amanda
August 17th, 2015
Reducing the waste mountain after baby

The Nappy Lady Kate Meads says there’s a shift back to traditions that help cut waste, like using cloth nappies. She’s got some tips for choosing the right cloth nappies and becoming a more conscious consumer after having a baby.

By amanda
April 22nd, 2015
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Closing the loop: the Recycling Station trial

We’re excited to introduce The Recycling Station, a new joint trial initiative that closes the loop on the recycling system and gives new life to everyday household plastic.

By amanda
March 6th, 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.

By amanda
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.

By Melanie Rands
April 3rd, 2014
ecostore voted one of the best at the 2013 Unpackit Awards

ecostore won third place in the Unpackit Awards by offering refills and bulk sizes.

By Ahi Rands
November 12th, 2013
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Kayak journey inspires cutting down on plastic waste

ecostore was pleased to get behind an expedition raising awareness about the harmful effects of plastic waste on our environment.

By Leila Masson
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 Mother’s Day in 2013 we asked our newsletter subscribers to nominate their mums to be our eco hero.

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

If you’re wanting to green up your workplace then the office paper you’re using is a great place to start but it can be a complicated task because there are so many factors to consider.

By Melanie Rands
August 9th, 2012
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