Look around you – how many of the things you do everyday generate rubbish? Refusing is the best way to help is to prevent waste in the first place.
Saying “no” to plastic straws, takeaway cups, plastic bags and other unnecessary packaging is a powerful choice – you are pushing away waste being pushed on you, most of which is not recyclable.
By saying “no” to straws, plastic bags and excessive packaging, you are refusing to take on the responsibility of waste. You only want the product, not the silly packaging.
When a plastic bag blowing around on the beach ends up in the ocean, it often ends up killing the sea life. It’s easy to bring your own bag to the shops – you can even make your own tote bag with a cool old t-shirt!
It’s easy to say no to a plastic straw. Plastic straws are rarely recycled because they require special facilities. So they end up in landfills or the ocean where the straw breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces.
So many products we buy come in too much packaging. Look closely at how things are packaged and skip anything unnecessarily wrapped in plastic, such as shrink-wrapped veggies at the grocery store.
Join your local community towards Zero Waste, find helpful resources, host a waste-free event, connect with campaigns and much more.
Could you be waste-free for one whole day? What about a week or a month? – Join people from all around the world and take the Plastic Free July Challenge.
Recycling is important, but it isn’t always the answer: much of our recycling is sent overseas where it isn’t always recycled properly…or at all.
After discovering that some Wellington restaurants were giving out more than 800 straws per week, a stretch of waterfront businesses banned them.
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
When Zoe Sizemore began designing RecycleKiwi’s colouring-in picture she didn’t have to look very far for some young eyes to critique her work. The Papamoa artist’s two children, aged 5 and 7, were the first to see the initial design
CrestClean’s RecycleKiwi programme has really struck a chord with teachers at an Auckland school. After a RecycleKiwi resource pack was delivered to Red Beach School a “thank you” card was left for CrestClean business owner Naresh Mani, who takes care
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
Six words in te reo Maori are helping to teach New Zealand kids good recycling habits. The words feature on a set of colourful bilingual stickers that are a key component of RecycleKiwi – a brand new initiative aimed at
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
The rollout of RecycleKiwi was perfect timing for staff and kids at Maraenui Bilingual School. The Napier school was the first in the area to receive a resource pack that helps schools to improve their recycling. Although the school already
RecycleKiwi was officially announced at the 2019 New Zealand Principals’ Federation conference, of which CrestClean is a Gold Business Partner. Principals from around the country listened intently as CrestClean’s Managing Director Grant McLauchlan explained RecycleKiwi and showed a short video
CrestClean business owners Dominik Drahoninsky and Barbora Opavova have been praised for their part in making a community-led beach clean-up a big success. The couple joined dozens of other volunteers to collect rubbish on Auckland’s Muriwai Beach. Event organiser Christina
CrestClean is proud to announce the launch of a public education programme to help improve waste management in New Zealand. RecycleKiwi shares fun and engaging resources and activities to educate kids and consumers on the 4R’s – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse