Recycling Kiwi is a great business who aims to help find end of life solutions for packaging. They run an initiative the Soft Plastic Recycling Programme which is all abut informing kiwi’s about how to keep plastic bags and packaging out of the landfill. They encourage people to collect all the soft plastic packaging from home, then drop them into the soft plastic recycling bins at supermarket and retail premises. These soft plastics are then made into a large range of plastic products which are on sale in New Zealand.
Gina from the RX team has found that this initiative has allowed her to half her rubbish that is sent to the landfill. Make sure to look out for the soft plastics recycling bin at your local store.
The Curious AF Bottle Shop
AF Drinks and Eat My Lunch founder Lisa King has opened Auckland’s first alcohol free bottle store as more kiwi’s are opting for alcohol free beverages. Located in Ponsonby, The Curious AF Bottle Shop will be open until July 31st. This store will feature a range of alcohol-free drinks including spirits, wines, beers and even champagne. Equal parts shop and gallery, this space introduces visitors to the wide variety of different drink options as well as further normalise not drinking alcohol.
It is great to Lisa King and AF drinks helping kiwi’s to explore non-alcoholic drink options and challenging the cultural norm.
Dove Hospice & Wellness x Karen Walker
Dove Hospice & Wellness collaborated with Karen Walker for a knitwear pop-up at the beginning of July at Playpark by Karen Walker in Newmarket.
This much-loved event is a great showcase of some of the pre-loved items that can be found in Dove Hospice stores, with all proceeds going towards Dove Hospice & Wellness so they can continue supporting people with life-threatening or terminal illness.
What an amazing cause!
Gift Station is New Zealand’s largest virtual retail channel who sell gift cards as well as phone cards and other prepaid services through leading retailers such as Countdown, New World, The Warehouse and many more.
Gift Station has recently released a new range of digital gift cards that are sent via text directly to your loved ones and friends. This is a great alternative instead of giving unwanted presents and now you don’t have to hang onto another piece of plastic.