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  1. A style guide to shopping secondhand clothing

    A style guide to shopping secondhand clothing

    With clothing becoming cheaper to buy than ever before, we as consumers are increasingly detached from our purchases. The cost to the environment from water usage and chemical contamination during production is something that we cannot ignore.

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  2. Love your clothes (and they’ll love you back)

    Love your clothes (and they’ll love you back)

    Did you know, looking after your existing wardrobe is the new shopping? Well, we just made that up. But we’re hoping that with this set of fashion insider’s tips, the trend will catch on.
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  3. An (almost) zero waste home - Kids

    An (almost) zero waste home - Kids

    They may be proportionately small, but kids have a tendency to attract a whole lotta stuff and waste into your home. Being an aspiring minimalist and zero-waster, I've had to come up with a few simple strategies to help me and the little humans navigate things.

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  4. Turning the tide on Ocean Waste Plastic

    Turning the tide on Ocean Waste Plastic

    There was a lot of excitement this month at ecostore with the release of our new Limited Edition Hand Wash, with bottles made from Ocean Waste Plastic.

     

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  5. August in the Organic Edible Garden

    August in the Organic Edible Garden

    August is an exciting time for gardeners. The days are starting to get a bit longer and it’s time to plan the garden for the warm weather coming.

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  6. To Have and Re-home: Responsible Decluttering…

    To Have and Re-home: Responsible Decluttering…

    This is part two in our two-part series on decluttering, in a post-Kondo world where charity shops are bursting at the seams.
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  7. An (almost) zero waste home - The Laundry

    An (almost) zero waste home - The Laundry

    Cleaning does not delight me. But what does is getting a good job done in the shortest amount of time possible, without nasty chemicals and packaging waste. It might sound like I’m asking for a lot, but turns out there are simple ways to achieve it.  
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  8. Tips for KNZB Clean Up Week

    Tips for KNZB Clean Up Week

    Keep New Zealand Beautiful is encouraging Kiwis across the country to ‘Do The Right Thing’ during G.J. Gardner Homes Clean Up Week, from 9-15 September. 

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  9. The 8 R’s to being a conscious consumer

    The 8 R’s to being a conscious consumer

    You may have heard of at least three – reduce, reuse and recycle. The original ‘3 R’s’ became known at the start of the environmental movement in the 60s and 70s. But being a consumer in the 21st Century is pretty complex, and it seems we need a bigger toolkit.
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  10. Home Composting 101: Compost Bins

    Home Composting 101: Compost Bins

    This week is Compost Week. So in this three-part blog series, we’re digging into sustainable, garden-loving ways to deal with food and plant waste at home or in your workplace.  
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