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  1. Pablo Kraus

    Proud to B: ecostore is now a B Corp™

    At ecostore, we’ve never just focused on the ‘money’ side of the business. For us it’s always been about making the world a safer place, putting people’s health first and helping them choose products without nasty chemicals.
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  2. 5 tips for a more sustainable spring clean

    5 tips for a more sustainable spring clean

    Who doesn’t love a good Spring spruce up? Whether you’re looking to give your home a bit of a freshen up, we have all the ideas you need to keep your efforts planet-friendly.

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  3. Little bits of good

    Little bits of good

    At ecostore, we believe that creating a world of good starts with taking small steps. We call these simple changes to your every day “little bits of good”. Household laundry is a huge drain on New Zealand’s water supply, but it doesn’t have to be, with these simple water-saving switches you can start making today!

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  4. No Laundry Day: 25th August 2023

    No Laundry Day: 25th August 2023

    Step away from the machine, New Zealand

    Did you know that every year, we Kiwis use an astonishing 39 billion (yes, BILLION) litres of water for laundry? For perspective, that’s like leaving your shower running for 5,319 years.

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  5. Get ready to smash Plastic Free July

    Get ready to smash Plastic Free July

    As another July rolls around, we’re making it easier than ever to reduce - or even eliminate - plastic waste from your day-to-day life. As always, our Research and Development team has been busy thinking about innovative ways to kick plastic to the curb, to make it easier for you to live a plastic free lifestyle this July, and beyond.

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  6. How to be an eco-bunny

    How to be an eco-bunny

    Did you know that last Easter, Kiwis munched their way through 40 million Easter eggs? But we think Easter treats come in all shapes and sizes, egg shaped or otherwise. Like everything here at ecostore, Easter is an opportunity to find a more planet-friendly way of doing things. In the spirit of this, here are 5 ways you can enjoy a few Easter treats and reduce waste this easter.

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  7. Wash your dishes the eco friendly way

    Wash your dishes the eco friendly way

    For those of us that care about the wellbeing of the planet, daily chores can be a bit of a minefield. Do I go for compostable or recyclable bin liners? Which ingredients in my home cleaning products are effective, but also safe to use in my home? Is it wise to even say, let alone spray, “Phthalates”? So many questions. Luckily, we have plenty of answers.

    Here are our top 5 dishwashing hacks to help you boost your eco creds at home, every single day.

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    • Honey roasted carrot hummus with seeded buckwheat crackers

      Honey roasted carrot hummus with seeded buckwheat crackers

      Carrots are still in abundance throughout the year, it’s the one vegetable I see consistently in my weekly veggie box- so I’m always coming up with multiple ways to eat them. This is a fab recipe if you are having guests over for drinks and do try the ‘gluten-free’ buckwheat crackers too, a great way to impress your gluten-free friends.

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    • container gardening

      How to grow vegetables in containers

      Growing vegetables in containers is fun! You can upcycle ecostore bottles into planters for seedlings or even full grown vegetables. Here are some tips for growing vegetables in containers. 

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    • persian spiced cauliflower recipe

      Persian spiced cauliflower rice with fried eggs and plum sauce

      Try this persian spiced cauliflower. Great for using up all of the humble cauliflower. For the vegan version just omit the butter and eggs and make a quick tahini dressing to drizzle over instead. 

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