Last chance to vote

Help us make the Unpackit Awards a success by voting today – closes 8th Nov.. We have some awesome prize packs for our Facebook voters, including a David Trubridge designer light and a Kindle. If you’re not a Facebook person, vote at www.unpackit.org (and you won’t miss out, we have some fab prizes for our […]

Unpackit Awards open

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Unpackit Awards. It only takes a minute to nominate packaging you love or hate. Your chance to encourage companies to choose packaging which is better for the environment.

Craft Night

At this month’s craft night we made draught stoppers. Gina and Quinn came down and made a couple of snakes – Quinn impressed me with his sewing skills, it’s not easy to sew in a straight line, well done Quinn.  We also discovered that stuffing the draught stoppers was quite an intense workout for the […]

Unpackit trophy

All the votes in the Unpackit Awards are in, and we were delighted to get over 10,000. The winner of the Best Packaging Award will get to display this gorgeous hand-crafted trophy for a year. Made by Dirk from recycled wood and materials, it’s truly fabulous and everyone wants to get the earth out and […]

Biodynamic workshop #5

Cow Pat Pit – yip, it’s as you would imagine. Today we got up to our elbows in cow pat, and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might have been. CPP is a specialized kind of compost, where by you mix cow manure, basalt rock dust and crushed egg shell for about an […]

Unpackit Finalists Released

The finalists in the Unpackit Packaging Awards are out! Eight of the Best and eight of the Worst – all up on the Unpackit website www.unpackit.org Who will be the winner?? It’s up to you. Go the the Unpackit website and put in your vote today. We’d love your feedback on the Unpackit website – […]

Campbell Live Features Wanaka Wastebusters!

Campbell Live ran a programme on Wanaka Wastebusters recently!  “One small town in New Zealand could really teach Auckland a thing or two about recycling.”  Hmm…kind of ironic.  Maybe someone should tell the council??? Click here to see the story.

Qtown e-Cycling

The boys popped over to Queenstown to pick up a stash of TVs and other electronic waste from the RCN e-Cycle site and from a large business. Great to see people choosing not to throw toxic e-waste in the landfill, not the place for heavy metals and chemicals! RCN  e-Cycle can do a discounted rate […]

Unpackit Team Shortlisting for Awards

The Unpackit Packaging Awards received 215 nominations – more than double last year. Yahooo!!! The team is spending this week shortlisting the eight finalists for the Best and the Worst categories. Sophie and Gina headed to the supermarket on Monday for a research trip to look at some of the nominations up close.

Win one of five Loopcase shopping bags

Sick of bringing home plastic shopping bags filled with bad packaging? Do something about it by nominating the packaging that bugs you most in the Unpackit Packaging Awards! Put in a nomination before Christmas, and you’ll be in the draw to win one of these five Loopcase shopping bags – hand-crafted in Wanaka from recycled […]