Article Title: An (almost) zero waste home - The Kitchen
It’s said that the kitchen is the heart of a home because it’s where families spend a whole lot of time. It’s also where we make a heap of purchase decisions when it comes to food, and in doing so have the potential to create piles of waste.
Article Title: Goodbye buy buy - Responsible Decluttering Pt 1
It appears we have once again reached peak Kondo. Marie Kondo’s Netflix series has created a second wave of people around the globe discarding possessions that don’t ‘spark joy’.
Article Title: 11 tips for clothes care
“Buy less, choose well and make it last” said irreverent British designer Vivienne Westwood. One antidote to the environmental impacts of fast fashion is looking after what’s already in your wardrobe.
Article Title: The 8 R’s to being a conscious consumer
You may have heard of at least three – reduce, reuse and recycle. But being a consumer in the 21st Century is pretty complex, and it seems we need a bigger toolkit.
Article Title: What’s your number? Plastic recycling 1-7
Do you spend a lot of time hovering over the recycling bin while trying to determine if the thing in your hand can go in? You’re not alone there. The numbers and triangle on plastic containers can be downright confusing.
Article Title: How to ace your recycling game
Let’s face it, lots of us are probably a bit guilty of ‘wishful recycling’ – putting everything into our recycling bins in the hopes that they’ll meet a better end than simply going to landfill.
Article Title: Aaron Brunet’s best tips for going eco
Article Title: Top tips from GoodFor on reducing plastic waste
Check out James Denton’s ideas for reducing plastic waste in your everyday life.
Article Title: How to choose sustainable fashion
Even though fast fashion options are all around us, we can choose to consume thoughtfully and reduce our impact on the environment.
Article Title: How to start a zero waste journey
Article Title: Upcycling – a creative take on sustainable living
In New Zealand, we send 2.5 million tonnes of waste to landfills each year, yet around three quarters of this could have been reused, recycled or composted. Upcycling is a great way to take action to combat waste. If more of us considered upcycling before acquiring something new, we’d collectively reduce our carbon footprint and preserve resources by using existing materials instead of contributing to the demand for new products.
Article Title: Walking the talk – Sarah Fox
As part of our series where we find out more about how some of the team at ecostore are living sustainably we caught up with Sarah, who looks after our wholesale customer service, to talk about the importance of giving back to the community, and how making small changes to go green can have a big impact.
Article Title: Walking the talk – research & development manager Huia Iti
This week we caught up with our research and development manager Huia Iti, who tells us how life by the sea is a chance to enjoy local food, cut down on waste and tread more lightly on the planet.
Article Title: Why savvy recycling isn’t all about the symbol
Recycling is an easy thing we can all do for our environment so make sure you are doing it right so that the Council can too.
Article Title: Walking the talk – baby category manager Mandz Bishop
This week it was Mandz Bishop’s turn – she manages our baby category marketing. We chatted to her about her passion for travel and the arts, and how she and her partner care for the environment.
Article Title: Spice up your burger with Wise Boys’ vegan Spicy Mex recipe
We love what’s going on at Wise Boys - they’re creating vegan burger treats to sell from their food truck, and helping look after the planet at the same time. Their burgers are incredibly delicious and we were lucky enough to find out the recipe for their Spicy Mex burger!
Article Title: Go eco and get your holiday season sorted
How might a ‘greener’ Christmas make a difference? Well, it can make for a less stressful time, with less waste and not as many things cluttering our homes. As well as your present list, have a look through this list of items to make your holiday season a bit more eco-friendly.