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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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Auckland Community Groups with Community Recyclers Network Thursday 12 December

The community recycling network brought ten community groups to Xtreme Waste for a day of learning about zero waste and community enterprise. The goal was to share knowledge and encourage community recycling enterprise in Auckland and beyond. We also invited local speakers: Di Jenings from Community Enterprise Development, Melissa McMahon from Dumpster hoodies, Ben Galloway […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Alfriston College – 5 December

30 students on their school camp came to visit Xtreme. Thanks to our new awning, we were able to do a full tour in the rain. Woohoo! The kids were new to so many of the concepts that we discussed, but in no way were they unconcerned. Melissa and Bexie so appreciated being able to […]

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January 25, 2014 / Uncategorized

Mercury Bay Area School – 19 November

30 students came with teachers and adults. Feedback: “Rubbish and recycling can also be fun! Does not need to stink and start in your own house and backyard. Well done! We hope Whitianga will learn and adapt!”

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