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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. Children holding plastic recycling bottles

    It’s Global Recycling Day

    Every year, us humans take billions of tonnes of resources from the earth. And each year we return billions of tonnes back to the earth. As landfill. Global Recycling Day every March 18 is a good chance to rethink what we buy, bring home and chuck out.
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  3. Basket full of tomatoes

    Digging around in urban community gardens

    While the media portrays mass divides, the past two years has illuminated the pockets of community who are willing to come together against all odds. As the price of necessities continues to rise - with little change in wages - a community garden is a perfect way to counter some of the issues that many people are facing.
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  4. Guide to buying an e-bike

    The ecostore e-bike guide: part 2

    An e-bike is a pretty big investment. So while the style you choose is absolutely a personal decision, to find the best bike for your buck, part 2 of our e-bike guide will walk through some of the key features to think about before you buy.
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  5. E-Bike

    The ecostore e-bike guide: part 1

    At the recent COP 26, there was a lot of discussion around our collective need to shift to electric vehicles, of the four-wheel variety. But when it came to talking about the zero-emission vehicle with the lowest cost, with the greatest benefits for the health of both people and planet…? Crickets.
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  6. BBQ Vegetables

    Embracing Veganism for the Holidays

    At one of this year’s Christmas parties, I managed to wear my ugly Christmas sweater for about 5 minutes as I walked from the venue to my car, long after my regular bedtime - yet another reminder that some of our seasonal traditions at this time of the year are woefully discordant.
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  7. Upcycled home office

    Upcycling, recycling, downcycling: what’s the difference?

    Not all ‘cycling is created equal. While we might use terms like upcycling, recycling and downcycling interchangeably, in fact, each one is more – or less – effective at reusing items and their materials.
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  8. Aro Music

    Sharing our aroha for Aro

    Aro is bilingual husband and wife duo Charles (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Te Ati Awa) and Emily Looker (nee Rice), who share a passion for using the power of language and music to tell stories and remind us of our cultural identity.
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  9. Care instructions label

    How to buy better quality clothing

    At the top of our list of things that make us go grr, is spending money on a new piece of clothing, only to have it fall apart after a couple of wears. Whether you’re creating a capsule, investing in a statement piece, or just aiming for a more sustainable wardrobe, choosing the best quality you can is key. But how can you tell if a garment will go the distance?
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  10. Moral fibre: 5 ways to upcycle fabric scraps

    Moral fibre: 5 ways to upcycle fabric scraps

    As fast fashion increases demand for fabrics, we’re seeing its effects on our planet. Around 20% of pollution is attributed to the textile industry, from the use of harmful and toxic chemicals during manufacturing, to microfibres shedding during washing, and the pollutants released when textiles reach the end of their lives – and become landfill or ashes.
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