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Ecobags News: Composting in the Community

As part of Plastic Free July, Ecobags based in East Tamaki, decided to offer a free drop off disposal point at their premises for food and plant waste to be disposed of in compostable bin liners, this then gets sent to a composting facility and turned into valuable compost to improve soil quality. The initiative […]

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6 Simple Ways We Can Reduce Our Use Of Plastic

Maybe you’re not ready to break up with plastic altogether, but there are some super simple ways that can make a big difference in reducing the amount of single use plastic in your life. Although recycling can help reduce the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfills, waterways and ecosystems, only a few types […]

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COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS, STILL A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTIC

It’s heartening to see increasing numbers of New Zealanders and organisations, embracing and implementing sustainable practices as a better way to do business and live life; a trend that is picking up pace across the country. At Ecobagsnz, our ethos has always been to provide certified sustainable alternatives. Our reusable bags and renewably sourced packaging […]

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NZ Retail Editorial

Ecobags are featured in the latest article Minimising Waste & Maximising sales written by NZ Retail magazine The register! Around 100 thousand tonnes of textile waste is thrown into New Zealand’s rubbish dumps yearly, according to figures from Ministry for the Environment. Plastic waste is even more prevalent at 252,000 tonnes per year. And these are […]

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Plastic is so last season

Eco Bags organic cotton produce bags are the perfect answer to eliminating all those flimsy single use plastic bags when buying your produce. We have all been in those frustrating moments where we are almost forced into reaching for the roll of plastic bags to carry all our produce, whether its beans, potatoes or mandarins we were […]

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Why should we use compostable bin liners?

Why should we use compostable bin liners? It’s obvious – to reduce landfill waste! We all like a clean and tidy house, especially when it comes to our rubbish – lining our bins with plastic bags has been the easiest and least messy option – but that is becoming a thing of the past! While […]

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What is Fairtrade all about?

What is Fairtrade all about? Have you ever wondered where the clothing you wear, the chocolate you love or the coffee you drank came from? Who grows and harvests them and how they may be impacted by the brand you just bought? Here at Eco Bags we care about ethics and integrity and by doing […]

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Plastic Free July

The journey with a positive impact We are heading to the towards the final days of Plastic Free July  we have been following the updates on Facebook and receiving the informative emails, and generally we are finding we’re more plastic conscious than ever.  Being part of a community makes the journey more adaptable knowing you […]

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Bring your own bag

In America alone, according to the EPA, some 32 million tons of solid waste is plastic. The vast majority of this waste comes directly from plastic bags. On a global scale, some five billion to one trillion plastic bags are used around the world every year. In some cities and countries, plastic bags have even […]

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Composting: Grow Your Garden and a Greener Future

Composting is a process that turns organic waste into nutrient-rich soil. The material is decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment and is a key ingredient in organic and natural farming. The resulting fertile soil also has a far greater moisture retention, allowing you to use less water in your garden. The benefit […]