April 17, 2014 / Uncategorized

Chartwell Kindergarten 27 February 2014

Chartwell kindergarten brought 33 kids and 20 adults to the Xtreme Waste recycling centre, following up a visit from Matua X Man where they learned about what’s REALLY rubbish. We sorted a blue bag, and found out that a lot of stuff isn’t really rubbish! We also learned about worms and reuse with Sam, Bexie […]

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April 17, 2014 / Uncategorized

Enviroschools Teachers 23 January 2014

16 Enviroschool teachers from all over the central North Island came to Raglan for a retreat and training session. The teachers wanted to have a chance to get out and encounter local stories of local community partnerships and environmental initiatives. So they came to Xtreme Waste! Jacqui told the group about Para Kore, and Bexie […]

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February 20, 2014 / Uncategorized

Maui Dolphin Day and the Recycled Raft Race 2014

  Popoto or Maui’s Dolphin. Working together to celebrate and protect our unique environment, Whaingaroa Environment Centre (WEC) and Xtreme Waste have teamed up again this year to bring you this event featuring the Xtreme Waste Recycled Raft Race. This will also be our second year running the upcycled “Project Maui Fashion Show.” Contestants can […]

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February 4, 2014 / Uncategorized

Reusable Coffee Cups

Keep Cup, a Melbourne-based company, were the first to introduce a barista standard reusable coffee cup in New Zealand. They look cool, feel nice to hold and come in 4 different sizes. You can even design your own cup colours. Retail price is $15-21 Based in Lower Hutt, Wellington, IdealCups are the first New Zealand-made […]

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January 29, 2014 / Uncategorized

Conscious Consumers

‘Conscious Consumers’ is a business accreditation programme and consumer movement that helps hospitality businesses respond effectively to increasing consumer demand for environmentally and socially responsible products and services. You can check out their website to see what businesses in your area are signed up.

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January 29, 2014 / Uncategorized

Best and Worst Packaging

Our friends over at www.unpackit.org.nz put together a list of the best and worst packaging. Helps to point us in the right direction when we are purchasing. Support the good guys.

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January 29, 2014 / Uncategorized

Great Composting Resource.

createyourowneden.org.nz is an easy to follow website about composting, put together by Auckland City Council. If you are wanting to get composting – visit here first!

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January 28, 2014 / Uncategorized

How to recycle clear wrap such as bread bags

You can recycle clear wrap by putting it in your kerbside bin (collected together in one bag) or bringing it to the clear wrap bin at Xtreme Waste. With the exception of cling wrap (which is made of PVC, and is NOT accepted), two good rules of thumb for determining which materials are accepted are […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Enviroschools Teachers – 23 January 2014

16 Enviroschool teachers from all over the central North Island came to Raglan for a retreat and training session. The teachers wanted to have a chance to get out and encounter local stories of local community partnerships and environmental initiatives. So they came to Xtreme Waste! Jacqui told the group about Para Kore, and Bexie […]

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