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Ditch your rubbish bin!

Rubbish, trash, garbage - whatever you call it - we want to help you stop it!

  • Practical Advice: check out the Guide for over 85 articles (& growing) on how to be rubbish free
  • Blog: a regular musing on our recent thoughts and discoveries as we muddle our way along on this journey
  • Presenting: information on how to have one or both of us come to your group or organisation to talk about our journey, or workshop on your specific issues.

There are now estimated to be 46,000 pieces of plastic in every square kilometre of every ocean in the world, and in the past 25 years in NZ, we've increased what we throw away by 73%. If we put our waste onto a rugby field we'd have a pile 30 stories high - every month!

In 2008 we completed a Rubbish Free Year in which we only created 2kg of rubbish from our home. You can read more about that here. We continue to live rubbish free and are keen to pool our knowledge with others to make it as easy as possible for all of us to reduce the waste from our homes and offices. 

So, explore the A - Z Guide for ideas and suggestions and please send any tips you have to us here so we can share them with everyone, read our blog for our latest ideas and discoveries, or if you'd like us to come and speak with your group or organisation check here for information about that.

Visit the Rubbish Free Guide

Recent additions to the Rubbish Free Guide


I know you've heard it before, but it really is easy to bake your own bread! If you're really not into it, there's a couple of other alternatives.


This was the hardest thing for us to give up for the Rubbish Free Challenge...so we didn't!


Anyone else a big fan of fruit salads with a bit of vanilla ice cream?

Visit the Store

Recent additions to the Store

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EcoLife Biodegradable Potty
Eco Soulife Husk Cafe Traveler ( Brown)
Eco Soulife Biodegradable Biosip Cup (Blue)
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Visit the Blog

Recent Blog Posts

Zero Waste Workshop in Auckland!

Hi there, I (Waveney) have a ‘how to live rubbish free’ workshop coming up on Sunday the 20th of March 2016. It’s a real hands on, half day workshop, with small numbers guaranteed. It’s the first time I’ve offered such a practically focused learning session and I am really excited about it because I reckon […] ... read more.

Waveney’s speech at the inaugural Theories of Change conference

What’s your theory on the steps involved in creating a just world where people and nature can flourish? Recently I was asked to give a 15 minute talk on just that and it certainly got me thinking. The speech was for the Theories of Change Hui held at Auckland University in February. It was a […] ... read more.

Rubbish Free with kids!

We did our challenge 8 years ago. Over that time, I couldn’t count the number of times parents have been impressed with our “one year one bag” achievement until they learn that we don’t have children. “You have no idea” they say. “You should try taking on my two-year-old.” Any sense of environmental inferiority is […] ... read more.