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Gina’s Plastic Free Blog (Week 3 & 4)

July 29th, 2015

Wed 29 July Do you know the best $1.99 I ever spent? Ironically it was for something plastic – but one that gets used every day in our house. It’s a rice ball press – a little triangle which you …more

Plastic Free Blog (Week 2)

July 10th, 2015

Monday 20th July Did you know straws are one of the top 10 types of rubbish picked up during coastline clean-ups by the Ocean Conservancy group in the US. Here in NZ, 72% of the rubbish picked up by Sustainable Coastlines is …more

Gina’s Plastic Free July blog (week 1)

July 2nd, 2015

Monday 6th July One of my biggest sources of plastic waste is crackers. We eat a lot of them – the little round rice ones and the big fat square ones. And of course they all come wrapped in plastic! …more


July 1st, 2015

From July 1st, Wanaka Wastebusters has taken over Central Otago Wastebusters. We will run the Wastebusers reuse shop and business recycling in Alexandra, and will employ eight local staff. CODC have given us a three year contract to run most of the Central Otago recycling …more

Plastic free July

June 26th, 2015

Back in 2013, Countdown won the Unpackit Worst Packaging Awards for putting fruit and vegetables on meat-trays and wrapping them in plastic. The fight against crazy wrap continues, with a new petition asking Countdown to stop selling fruit and vegetables wrapped in …more

Taking on Central Otago Wastebusters

May 26th, 2015

Central Otago Wastebusters in Alexandra might have to close down. We’ve been investigating whether Wanaka Wastebusters could turn it around. It would be a lot of work but worth it if we could keep social enterprise and waste minimisation strong in …more

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