The Change One Challenge

The Change One Challenge is your chance to join a community of change makers. This annual event challenges Kiwis to ‘change one thing’ in their daily lives to reduce waste and live more sustainably. The Challenge runs from 1 July – 31 July every year and you can sign up for the Challenge from 1 June 2019, on the website. …

 

 

How To Handle Waste At Home

Our guest blogger this week is Stella Holt, who has shared her fabulous piece on how to handle all types of household waste. Humans waste a lot, be it money, water, resources, or food. We throw away stuff without knowing how it is going to affect other beings and the planet we live on; we are even getting short of …

 

 

Reducing Plastic Consumption

This week we have an informative guest post from Anna about reducing plastic consumption. Today one of the greatest problems facing our beloved environment is plastic packaging. As much as we would love to live in this futuristic utopia where almost everything is eco-friendly, we would first have to acknowledge how impossible it would be to achieve with the ongoing …

 

 

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 …

 

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How To Make Bricks From Paper

Last week I went on a school trip to the Zero Waste Zone in Henderson. I thoroughly recommend going for a visit if you’re in the area, it’s a very well run facility and the ladies there were incredibly knowledgeable. I loved their up-cycled garden, complete with a worm farm in a bath, a people-powered water feature, and a sculpture …

 

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How To Up-Cycle Your Deodorant Tin

How wonderful is this? One of our customers, Anne Powell, made this lovely decorated tin out of her used Wendyl’s natural deodorant container. Anne has given us her instructions on how to make this cute keepsake; the colours and embellishment are up to you. The possibilities are endless, especially now that we have stores like Look Sharp who sell a plethora of …

 

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Going Greener

From now on when you order, all your items will only be packed in corrugated cardboard and paper in an effort to reduce plastic waste. We’ll only use bubble wrap when packing larger glass items as they need extra care, and hopefully you can reuse the bubble wrap as we often find ourselves doing.  We are always looking for better …