As you learn more about how waste negatively impacts our environment, reducing becomes a choice of consciousness. Reducing allows you to participate on many levels as you notice all the waste being generated around you.
Society makes us feel like we always need to buy something new, but we can reduce that pressure by making smart choices in and out of the shops.
Choose products designed to last or that can be made into something new after use. When you opt for items made from recycled materials, you’re sending a message to the industry that you approve of recycling.
Does a cucumber really need to come wrapped in a plastic tube? When you’re at the shops and not sure which item to buy, go for the one in the least amount of packaging.
Look at what you do every day and see if you can replace throwaway items with reusable ones, such as washable food and drink containers for your lunch. Eat inside the restaurant instead of using a takeaway container, and bring along a refillable water bottle when you play sports.
It’s important to get the most out of your stuff. Buy things that are easy to repair and made to last. A lot of resources are involved to make the latest and greatest trainers, the newest iPhone or that flash surfboard, and when we use these things for just a season and then toss them aside, we are wasting valuable resources.
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Bins, bins, bins… 7-year-old Ollie Chamberlain can’t get enough of them! So, when he received a pack of RecycleKiwi waste separation stickers in the post, he was super excited and quickly got to work labelling all his bins. “He spent
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A growing appetite for effective recycling has seen more than 70,000 RecycleKiwi waste separation bin stickers distributed throughout New Zealand. RecycleKiwi, a public education programme to help improve waste management, was launched 20 months ago by commercial cleaning company CrestClean.
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Senior teachers got some hands-on experience of CrestClean’s new education initiative that teaches kids about recycling. Spread over two separate days, members of the West Auckland Principals and the North Shore Principals’ Association attended a leadership day at Kumeu. During
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Bringing RecycleKiwi’s iconic bird character to life was a challenge budding young animator Tai Preece took in his stride. The 13-year-old Mount Maunganui College student was invited by CrestClean to apply his animation skills to the kiwi bird, the distinctive
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On Saturday people all over the world will hit the beach – but not for the usual sun and surf. Instead of wearing wetsuits and carrying surfboards, they’ll be sporting gloves and rubbish bags because it’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Students and staff at Queenstown’s Shotover Primary School have been doing their bit to help CrestClean personnel create a cleaner and tidier environment. CrestClean Central Otago Regional Manager Danny Mastroianni has been working closely with school property manager David White
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RecycleKiwi has landed in Invercargill with the first resource pack being presented to Invercargill’s St Theresa’s school. Principal Julian Ineson was delighted to receive the colourful box from CrestClean’s Invercargill Regional Manager Glenn Cockroft, and franchisee Kim Jin, who has