Waste

NZ scientists find solutions for the PPE waste crisis

The group hope that the innovations can help clean up the planet's medical waste.

NZ households throw out $23 of food a week each

We’re chucking out 8.6 percent of our groceries each week - mostly fruit and veg.

Trashing our beaches: Plastic and glass found on Rangitoto

A mass garbage collection on Rangitoto is part of a nationwide beach cleanup. The coastline initiative is also telling us about what we're dumping into our…

The fight over Auckland’s new dump at Dome Valley raises the question - what happens when a…

Is it sustainable to just keep putting our rubbish in the ground?

The uni student curing our shopping addiction with an app

If the entire world matched New Zealand’s consumption habits, we’d need two and a half planets to sustain us.

Otago University student Magdeline Huang has an idea…

The City of Garbage

In Manshiyat Naser, a ward on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, is an area known as the City of Garbage. Here, the Zabbaleen - which translates…

Farming for the next generation: Sustainable berry farming in Northland

This hydroponic berry farm west of Whangārei is leading the way for sustainable farming practices in New Zealand. And not only are these practices better for…

Raglan's miracle journey to waste reduction

A group of Raglan locals re-mortgaged their homes in order to take over their town's waste management system. Their goal? Make Raglan New Zealand's first zero-waste…

The Raglan cafe banning takeaway coffee cups

A single-use coffee cup has a very short lifespan. A Raglan cafe owner noticed how customers would only get as far as the end of the…

Why don't companies have to pay for the waste their packaging produces?

Manufacturers are getting a free ride by making New Zealanders pay for the disposal of their plastic packaging, an environmental group says.Last year I bought three…

Refill Nation: changing how communities shop

Jackson left his career in finance to open a bulk food store. And what exactly is that? Imagine a supermarket, but minus the wasteful packaging. Bring…

The family who lives zero waste

Just one jar can fit an entire month's worth of rubbish for Kristy and her family. How did Kristy find sustainable alternatives to the everyday…

Snapshots of trash

“It’s really hard to ignore the issue of garbage and consumption when you’re laying in it”Photographer Gregg Segal turned the camera on himself and his family.…

Is compostable packaging actually getting composted?

You might feel the glow of doing the right thing when you see your takeaway coffee is in a compostable cup, but....then what? Which bin does…

The Queen of Trash Palace

You'd be forgiven for being too busy dancing to question where all your rubbish goes to at a festival. Join us as we get the royal…

Is recycling a lie?

Do you give yourself a pat on the back when you take your recycling bin out at stupid o'clock in the morning? Well, you might want…

The cost of Christmas

Hey you, put down that plastic reindeer that poops out jelly beans - no one needs it.

5 tips to reduce waste these holidays

Boxing Day sales may be tempting, but do you really need a giant inflatable donut? Here are some tips on how you can reduce your waste…

Sustainable Coastlines

What happens to a piece of litter on Auckland's busy Queen Street? This. 😢🐢

Odd Jobs #3 - Dawn rifles through recycling

Dawn is a Recycling Contamination Inspector and she may have spent a part of her morning looking through your recycling bin.

IntRe:pid - Travellers pick up rubbish on Greece's filthy beaches

The beaches in Greece may be stunning but they're also covered in an alarming number of plastic bottles and other waste. Kristin took a closer look…