World Recycling

Every Cuppa Counts

MythMost people believe disposable coffee cups can be recycled or composted. RealityThe mixture of plastic and paper in the lining makes them difficult to recycle; compostable cups can only be composted in high-heat, industrial composting facilities, not your backyard worm

Package-Free Shopping on the South Island

Auckland-based GoodFor, which sells bulk products to customers who bring their own jars and boxes, is moving to Christchurch and opening a Wellington shop in November. GoodFor goes beyond the plastic bag ban and sells food and other household items

Students Study Rubbish Bins for Solutions

It may seem disgusting to dig through rubbish bins, but these Marlborough Girls College also say “It’s kind of disgusting to think how much food goes to waste.” The girls undertook an audit of all the waste generated by their

Pull A Pound

Two mates turned a surf trip to Indonesia into a rubbish clean-up movement funded by the sale of bracelets made from recycled materials.

If It’s Broke, Fix It

Patagonia’s Worn Wear initiative allows customers to have their goods repaired by the company, or trade them in to be recycled or resold for store credit.

It’s a WRAP

UK-based WRAP connects governments, businesses, communities, and individuals to reduce waste and support circular economy strategies.

Be #plasticfree

Eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year. One way to reduce your impact is to just skip anything made of plastic.