Electronics manufacturing is the world’s fastest growing industry - and e-waste is the fastest growing and most toxic waste stream in New Zealand - and globally.
We have great power as consumers to impact our environment and community. Both by buying less, and less harmful products, and by sending messages to producers about what you expect, everyday choices can make a big difference.
We want you to live in a warm, dry home! Check out these free resources - for renters, homeowners and landlords.
New Zealand bees do much more than supply us with honey. One third of everything we eat is pollinated by bees so it's very important we take care of them if we want to keep filling our bellies!
We send about 3.2 millions tonnes of waste to landfill each year in New Zealand, and it makes up about 5 per cent of our carbon emissions. It's a big issue, but an area in which you can take a lot of action.
People have always shared possessions, and new technology is giving us lots of new ways to organise how we share. From cars, to toys, to skills, strangers are cooperatively reinventing the ‘sharing economy’.
Worms are the best. Waste warriors and keen gardeners, they're a friend to sustainable living.
The oceans are awash with plastic, the recycling market struggles to keep up, and manufacturers produce more packaging than ever. But we have the power to stem the flow! Here’s some inspiration and ideas for concerned consumers.
New Zealanders throw away 122,547 tonnes of food a year. That is equivalent to 213 jumbo jets of food that has to go somewhere to rot, instead of being eaten. It's bad for the environment, and for our pockets.