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If there are COVID-19 level changes in NZ that mean we can't run in person events, our workshops will run online and you still get your free pack!
If there are COVID-19 level changes in NZ that mean we can't run in person events, our workshops will run online and you still get your free pack!

Waste Free with Kate Blog

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  • Reusable Menstrual Products
    February 17, 2021

    Reusable Menstrual Products

    Now this is an interesting topic.  Most people I start this conversation with are initially grossed out by the word’s reusable and menstrual being used in the same sentence. 

    The funny thing is that it has only been since the late 1800’s  that a disposable version of a menstrual pad has been available.  But before then women had to deal with is in many different ways, which I am not going to get into to much detail.
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  • Cloth Nappy Basics, What's What
    February 16, 2021

    Cloth Nappy Basics, What's What

    What will you need?

    Newborns are generally changed 7-10 times per day but as the baby gets older, the changes will become less frequent so you will need less nappies.

    The best place to start is getting a few trial packs from different brands. Once you know what you like, you can add to it.

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  • Plastic Free July - Top Tips from me and my team
    February 15, 2021

    Plastic Free July - Top Tips from me and my team

    It’s important to note that we all live quite different lifestyles, but are able to do our best to cut down our impact through a combination of simple changes. We hope we were able to inspire you to make some changes, or even to just think a bit more about your choices and what you purchase and consume.
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  • Pouch Products - Supply the bags we use for our council packs
    February 15, 2021

    Pouch Products - Supply the bags we use for our council packs

    Founded back in 2011, Pouch Products offer a range of New Zealand made bags to help people reduce single-use plastics from daily life. They started with one product – the Produce Pouch, a reusable produce bag – and have gone on to make the Grocery Pouch, the Carry Pouch and Calico Food Pouches, as well as products for day to day use such as the Peg Pouch and Swim Pouch.
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  • Munch Cupboard -A company with Zero Waste at the heart of it
    February 15, 2021

    Munch Cupboard -A company with Zero Waste at the heart of it

    Like many parents, Anna was shocked to see how much more rubbish was going into the bin each week after having children. So, she decided it was to do something about it, and began developing the Munch Cupboard brand back in 2014. Her goal was to create products that help people reduce their waste, and to ensure that women were front and center of that operation
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  • Nappyneedz - Cloth Nappies & More
    February 15, 2021

    Nappyneedz - Cloth Nappies & More

    Being a very environmentally conscious person, Kelly was determined to minimize the waste her baby would be sending to landfills. After researching and talking to friends, she set out on using cloth nappies on her first child.
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