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Did you know that cellophane is biodegradable?

Recently, there has been a strong focus on replacing plastic packaging products with more eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives in New Zealand. Disposable plastic shopping bags are long gone, and they’ve already been banned in many other countries too.

How to recycle Eco Bubble Wrap

If you order our Eco Bubble Wrap, you may be wondering – how do I recycle this? Different regions have different rules for recycling, most of which are governed by local council. However, there are a number of companies coming on board now that offer recycling options for soft plastics, on a commercial scale. In this blog, we outline some of the different options available for businesses and...

Single-use plastics – what are my alternatives?

Single-use plastics have long been a form of convenience for many, something that is cheap to produce, durable and available in abundance. However, the long-term effects of such convenience are becoming increasingly known. Less than a fifth of plastic is recycled globally which means that most of our discarded plastic ends up in the world’s oceans every year.   

8 alternatives to plastic bags

Plastic bags have long been an essential part of day-to-day life for many Kiwis. From packaging groceries at the local supermarket to being used as rubbish bags, we can’t deny that they have been a staple for households and businesses alike.

With the plastic bag ban now in force (effective 1 July 2019), many Kiwis will be thinking – what are my alternatives? There is a huge selection of...

FAQs on the NZ plastic bag ban

As a business owner, you may have heard of the plastic bag ban set to sweep across New Zealand in 2019. Some retailers have already made the move to ban single-use plastic bags, but for other businesses the transition may not seem so simple. It's important that you understand the rules of the new regulation before making changes, to ensure you are making the right changes.

What can you recycle in the workplace?

As a business owner, you’re probably often looking for more efficient systems and processes for your business while also looking for ways to meet consumer demands. An important and simple way to do this is by taking a more environmentally responsible approach to your business. This includes finding ways that you can implement effective environmental practices within it, and one very easy way...

The conversation surrounding plastic bags

Toss them straight in the rubbish? Perhaps put them in the cupboard to use at a later date? Or maybe a gust of wind grabs them and they're gone? No matter what you decide to do with your plastic bags, they eventually end up in the same place.

5 ways businesses can reduce their carbon footprint

These days most businesses recognise the importance of reducing their carbon footprint and are aware of the benefits that come with it; a reputation for environmental responsibility, reduced waste and costs, attracting more customers, and better returns are all benefits associated with increased sustainability. Although the benefits may be clear, it can be difficult for businesses to know...

What really is compostable plastic?

With the growing awareness and concerns of plastic pollution and the effects it has on our environment, more and more people are looking to alternative materials. One popular alternative for businesses is bioplastics, or compostable plastics. Compostable plastics can be used to replace single-use plastics for things like cutlery, plastic bags and even product packaging.

5 easy ways to make your office more environmentally friendly

It's no secret that increasing carbon emissions has been a hot topic over the past few years, not just in New Zealand but around the world. To combat this, many governments and organisations are looking at ways they can reduce their carbon footprint to make the world a better place.

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