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Recycle cellphones for Starship

July 30th, 2012

With the demise of the CDMA network at the end of July, we’ve had to upgrade most of our business cellphones at Wanaka Wastebuters (yes, people have been laughing at our old phones, but we couldn’t give them up while …more

Rags to riches at craft night

July 23rd, 2012

Cold dark nights are a perfect time for getting together for craft and conversation.  It’s very satisfying making something unique out of a material which was going to end up in the landfill. We had a record turnout of people …more

Don’t live in an ice house

July 4th, 2012

Despite the sunshine in the middle of the day, the inside of a 1970’s Wanaka bach can be about the same temperature as the interior of your fridge at this time of year. But don’t despair, there is a lot …more

The Worst Packaging Award….

July 4th, 2012

Goes to Foodstuffs, for putting fruit and vegetables on a polystyrene meat tray and wrapping them in plastic. Melissa Hodd, Exec Manager of Foodstuffs,  says that “reducing the amount of polystyrene packaging used … is already a priority for this …more

Bin Inn Wins the Unpackit Best Packaging Award

July 4th, 2012

Congratulations to Bin Inn, winner of the 2012 Unpackit Best Packaging Award. Customers use their self selection bin system to refill their own packaging. “Why pay for the packaging when you’re not going to eat it?” asks Nicolette Hale, Bin …more

The Outlook for Someday

July 4th, 2012

For those of you that don’t know, The Outlook for Someday, is a challenge to all New Zealanders under the age of 24 to make a short film about any sustainable topic that is dear to them. It is now …more

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