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Humanity Isn't All Bad

By Ethically Kate
Sometimes I hate being a human - the damage we do to the earth, and the hurt we cause others, can be terrible. But lately I was reminded of how precious and considerate humans can be.

Unofficial Summary of Govt Consultation Doc on Banning some Hard-to-Recycle and Single-Use Plastics

By UYO
The NZ Government plans to ban a bunch of plastic products... here's a summary of their 74 page proposal document. You're welcome!

Introducing Reusabowl: Wellington's Bowl Borrowing System

By Ethically Kate
A new bowl borrowing system has just launched its first trial at some of Wellington’s most popular eateries!

6 Mistakes To Learn From Before You UYO Reusables

By Ethically Kate
Bringing Your Own reusables with you whenever you eat out, is a brilliant idea. However, it's not all easy easy at the start. Learn from my mistakes, and you'll ace it.

Why Eco Products Aren't Always A Good Thing

By Ethically Kate
There is too much 'stuff' in the world. Even if it's 'eco' it's still consumerism. A discussion on why brand new reusable eco products aren't always the best thing...

Waiheke Washpitality: The Ultimate Reuse Scheme Utilising Repurposed Jars

By Ethically Kate
Waiheke have launched their very own reuse system! With repurposed jars! I interviewed Kayleigh and Carys to find out how it works.

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.

How one small business is using it's imagination and ethics to create change for good in post COVID Aotearoa

By UYO
Ethics and sustainably do not need to be forgotten in a post COVID Aotearoa. ADJØ cafe show us why holding your values close is important for business resilience in both an environmental and business sense.

How To Use Your Own Voice

By Ethically Kate
If you have something to say, and you want to start being vocal about your passion online or off... read this first.