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Container refunds for recycling – bring it on

September 20th, 2018

Sign the petition for a container deposit-refund system in New Zealand here. Have you ever read the back of a bottle and seen that it’s worth 10c in South Australia? We are really keen to see a similar refund system …more

Get gardening and composting with Dr Compost

September 20th, 2018

Growing your own veggies is a great source of cheap, healthy and super-fresh food, and it can be a great way to reduce waste too. No more plastic packaging to take home, plus you can transform all your garden and …more

Do you want to say goodbye to plastic bags?

September 4th, 2018

The Government has proposed banning single use plastic bags – but they want to hear what you think. It’s not a done deal, so it’s well worth putting in a submission. You can do a submission in as little as …more

Join the Wasties crew

August 28th, 2018

Reuse Customer Service Sales Assistant. We have a full-time job in our Wanaka Yard and Store; receiving, sorting and selling stuff in our busy shop and yard (must be able to work weekends). You’ll be enthusiastic about zero waste, friendly …more

Rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle and dance!

July 27th, 2018

For anyone that hasn’t seen the new Wastebusters movie ad – here it is! Of course we’d still recommend a night out at Cinema Paradiso to see it in full-screen glory (and to enjoy a home-made cookie or ice-cream). A massive thanks …more

Be part of the journey to zero waste

July 2nd, 2018

We are looking for Directors for the Wastebusters Board. This is a voluntary governance role with a three year term and involves monthly board meetings. Experience in marketing or strategic business development would be an advantage. Email if you’re …more

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