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  • Paper beats plastic
    June 18, 2020

    Paper beats plastic

    The humble paper bag has made a comeback in the wake of last year’s plastic bag ban. You only have to take a stroll through a supermarket or mall to see that paper bags are once again being widely used by retailer and grocers. Let’s take a minute to consider the pros and cons...
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  • Healthy garden, healthy you.
    March 31, 2020

    Healthy garden, healthy you.

    While this national lockdown which we’ve found ourselves in may be inconvenient, it’s not all bad. There have been a few surprising side effects. We’ve slowed down and avoided the frenetic pace of our usual busy lives. We found new...

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  • Break down of corn-starch bags
    December 13, 2019

    Break down of corn-starch bags

    Compost watch: do corn-starch bags really break down in your backyard compost? For many of us the concept of using compostable bags, made with corn-starch, is fairly new. But most of us are all for making the transition from traditional...

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  • Green Christmas Gifts
    November 28, 2019

    Green Christmas Gifts

    12 simple hacks to make your Christmas gift giving a little greener Us kiwis generate about 30% more rubbish over the Christmas season. So we thought it would be useful to suggest a few easy ways to reduce your waste...

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  • Is Cotton Sustainable?
    November 26, 2019

    Is Cotton Sustainable?

    The truth about cotton – how sustainable is it really? It’s high time we all cottoned on (pun intended!) to where our products come from, how they’re manufactured, and what the product’s end-of-life looks like. So, let’s look at one...

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  • No to greenwashing
    September 24, 2019

    No to greenwashing

    Don’t fall victim to greenwashing Your quick guide to the eco-friendly spectrum. In the wake of the single-use plastic bag ban, which hit stores in July this year, New Zealanders are on a hunt for more sustainable packaging options. We’re...

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