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

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

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.

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.

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.

August 9th, 2012
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Reduce waste: use less office paper

With reduce, reuse, recycle in mind, here are our top tips for using less paper.

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

If you use your cloth towels and napkins mindfully, then cloth is definitely the greener way to go.

May 28th, 2012
ecostore bulk sizes include dish liquid, laundry liquid, cream cleanser and normal shampoo as well as many others
Reduce waste: buy in bulk

Buying everyday household products in bulk is one way to help reduce the amount of plastic going to landfills.

May 3rd, 2012
A stainless steel drink bottle
Reduce waste: say no to single use plastics

Plastic is everywhere and at times it just can’t be avoided but things that are designed to be used once and thrown away are a huge contribution to the waste stream that goes to landfill or even worse, ends up in our oceans.

April 26th, 2012
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