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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. 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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  3. 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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    • Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week Clean Up

      How to host a clean up event

      Find out how to host your own clean up event for Keep New Zealand Beautiful's annual Clean Up Week! This year's Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week is just around the corner, kicking off on World Clean Up Day this Saturday 17 September.

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    • merino childrens clothing

      How to care for merino childrens clothing

      Merino is such a wonderful, versatile fabric, however you may be wondering how to wash and care for merino to ensure it goes the distance. 

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    • Recycled Cotton Jumper

      6 recycled fabrics you should know about

      You’re mostly nailing the recycling in your kitchen, but what about in your closet? While the most sustainable garments are the ones already in your wardrobe, at some point in the future, you’re likely to need (and want) to go shopping.

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    • Spring and Summer Planting

      Planning for spring and summer planting

      In the winter months you’ll no doubt have your beds full of cabbages, caulis, broccoli (those in the South will be able to grow Brussels sprouts too), along with kales, spinach and silverbeet, carrots, beetroot and parsnips, maybe some leeks too.
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