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Ona Coffee & Reuse Culture

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

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?

Revive Festival

By Jasmin Johnson
Jasmin has a body positive, environmentally and socially proactive presence on instagram @thislifeasjasmin ~ Real as can be. Am stoked to be working alongside her to give some love to Sam and Jock and the REVIVE festival humans, who have undertaken the goal of being zerowaste serviceware at their January 2022 event. We'll share more about Revive and how to keep your festival footprint light as the year goes on, but for now, here's Jasmin...

Takeaway Cups + Responsible Influencing With @lovewelly

By Tom
Tom from @lovewelly shares his thoughts on responsible influencing and why single use coffee cups are simply NOT okay. No matter the circumstance.

Hospo, Talking Trash

By Caitlin, Adjø
We asked Caitlin, co-owner of Dunedin cafe and community hub, Adjø, to talk us through what she sees are the impediments to removing single use waste from our industry. And this is what she has to say, from the hospo side of the counter...

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 @uyo.nz 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?

PFAS? What are we eating when we choose single use?

By Jitka Strakova, Julie Schneider, Natacha Cingotti
A growing body of science has found that there are potential adverse health impacts associated with PFAS exposure, including liver damage, thyroid disease, decreased fertility, high cholesterol, obesity, hormone suppression and cancer. These chemicals can easily migrate into the air, dust, food, soil and water. Click the link to read this report in full.

The Kiwi Bottle Drive & The Glass Industy

By Takeaway Throwaways
The report also reveals the problem of industry lobbying & what we're up against if we want to see change. And no, it's not the plastic lobby in this case, it's the glass lobby.
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