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Smart phones can help reduce litter?

Here’s a link to a blog about Litterati: A Global Digital Landfill of Instagrammed Trash

Beyond the beauty

The effect of ‘disposable’ plastic on Hawaiian Albatross

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Guide to safe plastics

If you must use plastic containers, here’s a good brief overview of what the various numbers mean

NZ ECO FASHION EXPOSED

“An Annual Eco Fashion Runway Event Exposing NZ Eco Fashion” 20th & 21st SEPTEMBER @ The Notre Dame des Missions Performing Arts Centre at Sacred Heart College, Laings Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. NZ Eco Fashion Exposed is an Eco Fashion runway of ecologically, environmentally and ethically sustainable, plus up cycled wearable fashion. This […]

The Green Living Show 2013

Oxfam: Dole backs down on use of “Ethical Choice”

On the very same day that Oxfam released a report highlighting disturbing labour and environmental issues on Philippine banana plantations, Dole has agreed to discontinue use of its “Ethical Choice” label and withdraw its application to trademark the term. Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand, Barry Coates, said, “We welcome this announcement. This is great […]

Cash4Good competition launched for schools and community groups

The Unpackit Awards are today launching a new competition for schools and community groups, to get people talking about packaging waste and how to bring home less rubbish. The Cash4Good competition will run in tandem with the Unpackit Awards, the people’s choice awards for New Zealand’s best and worst packaging. The Cash4Good competition has a […]

Karen Driver: TakeBack of e-waste good move

Eight years ago, after moving to New Zealand, we purchased a new, small cathode ray tube TV, one of those boxy ones. Flat screens were around but far too expensive and our TV viewing didn’t warrant a big investment. After a few years of terrible and variable reception in different houses we invested in a […]

TV TakeBack switched on in NZ’s South Island today

TV TakeBack starts in most of the South Island from tomorrow (25 March) with the North Island scheduled for later this year. Convenient drop off points will be opening around the South Island over the next few days so check Where can I recycle for the ones nearest to you. TV TakeBack is an initiative […]

NZ Organics thrives against odds

The continuing growth in the organic produce market through tough economic times shows the burgeoning strength of the sector, says Nelson organics pioneer Seager Mason. The latest research from the University of Otago and the Agribusiness Group shows sales of organic food and beverage grew 25 per cent in the past three years, from $275 […]

RMA onslaught must stop, warns Forest & Bird

Environment Minister Amy Adams’ latest Resource Management Act reform proposals, published for discussion today, are a head-on assault on the Act and must be stopped, says Forest & Bird. “New Zealanders need to be deeply concerned about these proposals, which take apart important protections for the places where we live, and challenge communities’ right to […]