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  • We’ve contributed 3,000 native trees!
    June 12, 2024

    We’ve contributed 3,000 native trees!

    We're backing the good mahi of Trees That Count for the sixth year running. To date we have funded 3,000 native trees. And, so far, those trees have been distributed to 11 planting projects across the country. Donating to native...

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  • Should I choose a tote bag made from jute?
    June 3, 2024

    Should I choose a tote bag made from jute?

    Jute, known as the "golden fibre," is a sustainable and biodegradable material derived from the jute plant. By opting for a jute bag, you are reducing your reliance on single-use plastics, which contribute significantly to pollution and harm ecosystems. Moreover,...

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  • Proudly supporting beach clean ups
    May 15, 2024

    Proudly supporting beach clean ups

    When we came up with the idea of making rubbish bags from recycled ocean-bound plastic it was our little way of helping contribute to cleaner shorelines and waterways - and ultimately protect the sea. Then last year we got talking...

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  • The beauty and utility of reusable canvas bags
    May 7, 2024

    The beauty and utility of reusable canvas bags

    In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, the shift towards sustainable living has become more than just a trend — it's a necessity. Among the myriad of eco-friendly choices we can make in our daily lives, one of the...

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  • What is PFAS?
    May 1, 2024

    What is PFAS?

    Per-fluoroalkyl and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of widely used chemicals present in various products around us. PFAS doesn’t break down in the environment and can accumulate in humans and animals. We can be exposed to PFAS in air,...

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  • Your quick and dirty guide to composting
    April 18, 2024

    Your quick and dirty guide to composting

    Returning organic waste to the Earth enriches soil with nutrients and beneficial microbes, helps grow healthier plants, and promotes a circular economy. Composting streams in Aotearoa Do you compost at home? How does your workplace deal with foodscraps? Are you...

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