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  • Our week at the 2023 Waste Minz Conference
    June 2, 2023

    Our week at the 2023 Waste Minz Conference

    About last week...a week of inspiration! Our whole team headed over the hill to Hamilton for the 2023 Waste Minz Conference. We had a fantastic time, networking, meeting new people and educating people about what we’ve been up to over...

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  • ReDiscover Hub - A new Eco-Centre in Selwyn!
    May 19, 2023

    ReDiscover Hub - A new Eco-Centre in Selwyn!

    Our workshops take us to some really cool places in NZ and we get to present in some cool venues! This week Kate presented in the Rolleston ReDiscover Hub! The ReDiscover Hub is a new eco-centre that is helping people...

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  • Food Pouches - Endless Possibilities
    April 24, 2023

    Food Pouches - Endless Possibilities

    Food pouches are one of the coolest products that we have come across. Food pouches are practical and versatile options for anyone who wants to reduce their waste and make sustainable choices in everyday life. they are designed as a...

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  • Testimonials - Kind words from our attendees
    April 19, 2023

    Testimonials - Kind words from our attendees

    Not only does feedback contribute to the continuation of our waste education programs but it helps people who haven’t attended understand how valuable and even ‘life-changing’ the information is! We asked past attendees from our Christchurch workshops what they thought...

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  • Reusable Coffee Cups - A simple change
    April 13, 2023

    Reusable Coffee Cups - A simple change

    Me and my staff have a travel cup each that goes wherever we fact I might have a bit of a stash (about 19 at the moment) because if I have forgotten to take one over the years I have brought another one so I don't have to get a single use cup.
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  • Join my Inner Circle
    November 17, 2021

    Join my Inner Circle

    Join me on Patreon......Patreon is not Facebook or Instagram, it's our my personal community of people who support the work I do! I am only new at this but I want it to be our inner circle of supporters who want to help me educate and support more people.
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  • Terran from Te Anau!
    November 16, 2021

    Terran from Te Anau!

    Sometimes we come across someone at our workshops that really reminds us why we do what we do. Terran was one of those people.

    When we were in Te Anau last year for some workshops, we had no idea we would run into such a passionate attendee as we did - let alone one that was 7 years old! Terran Yasar is a young dude with a heaps of passion, determination, and ideas!

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  • Waste Free Mens Products
    February 17, 2021

    Waste Free Mens Products

    For the guys there is one manly activity that can create a mountain of waste over the years and that is shaving with disposable shavers and shaving cream.  In the US alone, 2 billion razors are thrown away every year.
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  • Reusable Menstrual Products
    February 17, 2021

    Reusable Menstrual Products

    Now this is an interesting topic.  Most people I start this conversation with are initially grossed out by the word’s reusable and menstrual being used in the same sentence. 

    The funny thing is that it has only been since the late 1800’s  that a disposable version of a menstrual pad has been available.  But before then women had to deal with is in many different ways, which I am not going to get into to much detail.
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  • Washing Cloth Nappies
    February 16, 2021

    Washing Cloth Nappies

    The information I provide below is general advice that is from brands and care instructions but if you need more there are places you can find more info listed at the bottom of the article or visit the Clean Cloth Nappies Website
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