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Beeswax Wraps

Cling film not only poses a risk to food contamination via leaching chemicals, it can also be eaten by fish and other wildlife, or sit in landfills for hundreds of years to come :(Beeswax wraps, on the other hand, are natural and can be reused over and over again to keep food fresh. Better yet, when they finally do reach the end of their life they can be composted as they are biodegradable. Grab one of our Bee Happy Wraps in store or online. These are handmade by our friend Lynn and her pals in Onehunga – not to mention with some help from her own backyard bees! We love using ours for covering plates or bowls of food, wrapping...

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99 Ideas to Reduce Waste

We love what Kathryn is doing at Going Zero Waste. Here are some simple ideas from her about how to reduce waste, every day. What can you do today? Ask for no straw in your drink order Don't leave your house without a full reusable water bottle Ditch tissues for handkerchiefs – you get used to it ;) Pick up a lonely banana Always say no thanks to free promotional items. They tend to be cheap and break easily Get a library card to support your local sharing economy Donate unused items in good condition to support the second-hand market Think second-hand first when purchasing something Try elderberry syrup if you feel a cold coming on instead of immediately reaching for...

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Plastic Free July

Welcome to Plastic Free July! The timing of the official ban on single-use plastic shopping bags could not be better. We are thrilled that our country is moving in the right direction. The idea behind Plastic Free July is to raise awareness of how much plastic we use, often without even noticing. By creating the challenge of removing plastic, we are suddenly made aware of how prevalent it is in our day-to-day lives. The more we demand products to be plastic-free, the more common it will become. Here are some tips to help you through the month of Plastic Free July. Obviously, bring your jars into Refill Nation and shop your little heart out! Make sure you don't leave the house without your full water bottle...

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