Is Your Recycling Confusing?

So many numbers, what do they all mean? What plastics can be recycled and which ones can’t. Are there different rules depending on what region you live in? Is your recycling actually being recycled at all? This well researched recycling guide has been put together by Matthew Beasley, Co-Founder of Livegreen.co.nz which is an online store that sells environmentally friendly …

 

 

Eat Less Plastic!

We all know we’ve got to reduce our plastic waste urgently. This month a crew of five brave souls, four of them Kiwi’s, have set sail from California to New Zealand. During their five-month journey across the Pacific Ocean they’ll be filming the journey, collecting data and plastic particles with a mantra trawl from parts of the ocean that have never been gathered from …

 

boys and girls pink and blue plastic crocs on sunny beach

 

Keep away, crock Crocs

I’m not a fan at all of the multi-coloured foam resin shoes that are no doubt filling up landfills and adding to ocean pollution worldwide since their launch in 2002. However, I’m even more concerned about the plastic knock-offs that can contain a frightening number of carcinogenic substances such as solvents, heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic carbons that can be absorbed through your feet …