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Walking the talk – acting retail manager Yulia Podrul

Our acting retail manager Yulia Podrul tells us how walking to work, minimising waste and supporting local producers has added up to more sustainable living.

By ally
October 13th, 2016
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Five ways to cut food waste

Kiwi householders can play a big part in helping reduce food waste. Here are some of the things you and your family can do.

By amanda
October 6th, 2016
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Building or renovating? Make your choices eco

Ecobob has some tips for making more environmentally conscious decisions about the materials you choose.

By gaylene
August 23rd, 2016
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Walking the talk – research & development manager Huia Iti

In the first of our series about the ecostore team, we find out how our R&D manager makes more sustainable choices about food and reducing waste.

By ally
July 25th, 2016
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Tips and places for a greener getaway

How to choose eco-friendly accommodation and some beautiful spots for a kiwi getaway.

By ally
March 14th, 2016
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What are unacceptable levels of chemicals in our lives?

One of the first steps to protecting the health of our families and our homes is to be better informed about safe chemicals and to take a precautionary approach to anything that could be harmful to our health.

By Melanie Rands
July 18th, 2012
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Crystal glasses, sharp knives and painted china are best kept out of the dishwasher, and washed by hand.
10 things you should keep away from your dishwasher

Did you know that dishwashers can not only save you time and give a much more efficient clean than washing by hand, they can also save you money and can even be more eco-friendly?

By Melanie Rands
July 18th, 2012
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Colmar Brunton Research shows that Kiwi's don't know enough about the potentially harmful ingredients in the products we use everyday in our homes
New research into the potentially dangerous chemicals we put on our skin

Colmar Brunton reveals that many of us don’t know what could be harmful in terms of the ingredients we use on our skin everyday, including things like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES).

By Melanie Rands
July 13th, 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.

By Melanie Rands
May 28th, 2012
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Reduce waste: buy in bulk

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

By Melanie Rands
May 3rd, 2012
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