Litterless lunches

Litterless lunches

November 07, 2017

A growing number of schools are putting litterless lunches policies in place to reduce the waste that goes to landfill. Here are some tips to get on board whether it's your school or home policy.

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E-waste

E-waste

November 07, 2017

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.

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Ethical shopping

Ethical shopping

November 06, 2017

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.

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Warm, dry homes

Warm, dry homes

November 06, 2017

We want you to live in a warm, dry home! Check out these free resources - for renters, homeowners and landlords.

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Bees

Bees

October 30, 2017

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! 

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Become a waste warrior

Become a waste warrior

October 24, 2017

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. 

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The sharing economy

The sharing economy

October 24, 2017

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’.

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Worms

Worms

October 20, 2017

Worms are the best. Waste warriors and keen gardeners, they're a friend to sustainable living. 

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Better packaging

Better packaging

October 18, 2017

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.

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Reducing food waste

Reducing food waste

October 06, 2017

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. 

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Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste

June 04, 2017

Many common household chemicals are kept locked away at home when we’re not using them. But what’s toxic at home is sure to be toxic when disposed of. Here’s how to give these items a safe send-off.

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