30 Day Declutter challenge – in a zero waste way

30 Day Declutter challenge – in a zero waste way

Have you thought about decluttering and organizing your home, but not so keen on throwing things away? Try a 30 Day Declutter Challenge, but with a zero waste twist! If you have been thinking about reducing the ‘stuff’ in your home, it can be hard 

How to pack low waste lunchboxes for school or work

How to pack low waste lunchboxes for school or work

One way to reduce the waste is to pack waste free or low waste lunchboxes. These can be for school, work or any time you have to take lunch with you. What are low waste or zero-waste lunchboxes? Low waste lunchboxes are those that only 

8 ways to prepare your vegetable garden for winter in New Zealand

8 ways to prepare your vegetable garden for winter in New Zealand

There are many jobs you can do now to prepare your vegetable garden for winter Now it is autumn, its a good time to tidy up and prepare your vegetable garden for winter. This makes it easier to grow more veggies either over winter, or 

Why I switched to a more eco-friendly web host

Why I switched to a more eco-friendly web host

Do you have a website or blog? If you do, there are eco friendly web host providers out there to choose from. Please Note: This post contains links to GreenGeeks web host, which is who I use – I am in their Affliate Program, and 

What can I recycle easily in the Waikato District area?

What can I recycle easily in the Waikato District area?

If you live in or visit the Waikato District area in New Zealand, this is what you can recycle at the kerbside. And here are some useful options for recycling items that are not part of the usual council collections. Reduce, reuse, recycle Along with 

Why do I keep buying things I don’t need? How to minimize the lure of the ‘new’

Why do I keep buying things I don’t need? How to minimize the lure of the ‘new’

I have often asked myself ‘Why do I keep buying things I don’t need?’ At different times in my life, I have have felt compelled to buy things I don’t really need. This is particularly the case for things I already have a lot of, 

Dealing with unwanted gifts in an eco friendly way

Dealing with unwanted gifts in an eco friendly way

Unwanted gifts – ways to deal with them Is it ok to get rid of unwanted gifts? And what’s the most eco friendly way to pass on these unwanted items? It’s lovely to receive gifts from people. It is a kind and thoughtful gesture to 

Why second hand shopping is great for the environment

Why second hand shopping is great for the environment

Save money, find cool treasures, and reduce waste – so much to love about second hand shopping. Resisting the urge to buy so many new ‘things’ Every little thing that we use and that we throw away in our lives has a footprint on the 

Hidden plastics – 8 items containing plastic that might surprise you

Hidden plastics – 8 items containing plastic that might surprise you

Plastic is part of our everyday life. It’s only been since the 1960s that plastic has been in wide use, yet now it’s hard to avoid. There are hidden plastics in many surprising household items. As a material, plastic makes many things in modern life 

What are more eco friendly cling film alternatives? 5 Ideas

What are more eco friendly cling film alternatives? 5 Ideas

Try these 5 reusable cling film alternatives Cling film alternatives Many people will have cling film / wrap in their kitchens (it is called Saran wrap or food wrap in some countries). It’s most commonly used to wrap packed lunches and cover leftover food. Cling