A Lower Hutt-based charity is making waves in the ethical clothing world with its children’s clothing range made from recycled clothing. Earthlink Apparel is trying to reduce the number of perfectly useable textiles clogging up landfills.
LeeAnn Yare of Newmarket homewares store Collected and Tamzyn Adding of furniture company Miss Lolo are fundraising for the Mercy Hospice Auckland by each giving a piece of secondhand timber furniture a makeover. The items are to be auctioned on Trade Me, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the hospice.
The 'circular economy' is about making new products out of unwanted items. Misprint Co. co-founder Jenny Buckler talks about how her company has found a better way to reuse paper.
About 20,000 tonnes of waste – equivalent to the volume of waste that fills the space of Eden Park – is diverted away from landfills every year, thanks to Foodstuffs recycling projects. This week Foodstuffs announced it had extended its recycling bag scheme to Canterbury.
After successfully diverting more than 45,000 pieces of used oral care products from landfill, the Colgate Community Recycle Drive is back. It’s part of a wave of ‘green’ initiatives hitting the market as retailers seek to tap into a strong consumer focus on eco-friendly shopping.