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Tetrapak, like really...

By An amalgamation, just like Tetrapak
So, it's actually really hard to find evidence of where the Tetrapaks in NZ go and what happens to them. We picked this stuff up from conversations with people in the waste and recycling industry. However, the actual info available to the public is SO NOT TRANSPARENT. Click in to read on...

What Is The TakeAway ThrowAways Campaign?

By Laura UYO
The Takeaway Throwaways campaign (TATA) was launched in early 2020 as a joint action by The Rubbish Trip and UYO. And as such, we share the #takeawaythrowaways campaign on the instagram all the time, but what is it, what does it aim to do, what does it do today and where do you sign the petition?

Happy To Be Throwaway Cup Free

By Cafes who are #sucfree
Click in to read brief contributions from cafe owners, staff (and customers) who have experienced a throwaway-takeaway cup-free environment in hospitality, either as part of a Use Your Own Cup day celebration, as a trial, or as a full time policy. Have a read. Feel free to ask questions or contribute your feedback. It's good to talk...

Responsible Influencing

By Laura Cope
Can social media be the tool we need to formalise and solidify the shift toward #caringisthenewblack? What role can regular social media users play to influence the influencers? Does change in the real need the permission of the virtual world?

Ona Coffee & Reuse Culture

Ona Coffee is one of Australia’s most highly regarded specialty roasters. They have started a revolution in Australia to end wasteful, takeaway culture.

Taste Nature has re-filled over 35,595 containers in one year

By Ethically Kate
Dunedin based organic grocery store, Taste Nature, has re-filled over 35,595 containers in one year, while encouraging reusers through their unique ‘refilled not landfilled’ board.

What To Do In Aotearoa If A Cafe Isn't Accepting Reusables

By Ethically Kate
If a cafe isn't accepting reusables, you don't have to accept disposables. It's not out of your control! Use this guide to help you make the best decision.

Govt proposal to ban wide range of single-use plastic items world-leading

By Takeaway Throwaways
Takeaway Throwaways applauds the August announcement by Associate Minister Eugenie Sage, proposing phase-outs of a wide range of single-use plastics. Items targeted include multiple serviceware products - from bowls, plates, straws, stirrers, cutlery, cups and lids, and sushi trays.

Submission Guide

By Takeaway Throwaways
Proud to share the Takeaway Throwaways short form PDF guide to making a submission on this Govt proposal. This is our chance to make our voices heard, with real impact...