- Rubbish Free NZ – the website that emerged after a Kiwi couple undertook to be rubbish free for a year.
- Green Ideas – the website of the excellent NZ magazine of the same name
- Zero Waste New Zealand – a good site with lots of information and resources.
- The Story of Stuff – fantastic site about how we have come to be a world of consumers – and what the consequences of our behaviour are.
- Plastic Pollution Coalition – a colition aiming to create a world free of single-use plastic.
- Plastic Is Rubbish – a guide to living plasticless. US site.
Inspirational individuals’ blogs:
- The Non-Plastic Maori – the blog of a Maori woman from Hawke’s Bay and her plastic-free journey.
- My Plastic Free Life –
- Trash is for Tossers – an Enviornmental Studies student living a zero-waste life in New York
- There is no ‘Away’ – a photo diary of a plastic rubbish collector from California
I have found these stores to be helpfu in my hunt for green product alterntives:
- ReMaterialise – this wonderful Auckland woman is fighting her own campaign against single use plastic bags by upcycling them into study, stylish shopping bags. Can’t speak highly enough of her products, just love my shopping bag!
- Honeywrap – a business set up by three Auckland mums in 2014 offering beautiful organic cotton and beeswax food wraps for use in place of the dreaded cling film. Love my Honeywraps!
- Go Bamboo – NZ company that produces bamboo alterntives to standard products: toothbrushes, cotton buds, and vege scrubbers. Our whole family now have their toothbrushes, including our kids who have the child-sized version. Every bit as good as their plastic counterparts.
- East West Organics – this New Lynn shop offers an extensive range of organic items, from fruit and veg to bulk flour, grains and pulses, bathroom products such as soaps and toothpastes – and bamboo toothbrushes, plus cleaning products. Note that East West are not plastic free, but they do offer some plastic free alternatives. I found Weleda toothpaste there in a metal tube, and kitchen roll and toilet paper in plastic free wrappers.