The choices you make when you shop are powerful when it comes to cutting waste. Opt for items with the least amount of packaging, or packaging that can be recycled. Choose products designed to last the distance or be made into something new after use.
Here are some tips on how to shop smart to reduce your waste.
Circular economy 101
Simply put, the circular economy is based on the idea of using the same resources over and over again – rather than continuously extracting more from nature.
5 reasons to buy recycled
With circular economy principles catching on fast in New Zealand and around the world, buying products and packaging made from recycled materials is set to become as routine as placing our cans, plastics and glass out on the kerb for recycling.