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Finding and Using Recycling Centres Near You

Throwing things into your recycling bins is the best way to get rid of plastic bottles, glass, tins, paper, and other recyclable waste. While New Zealand’s recycling system is far from perfect, and many things are still destined to be thrown away rather than broken down and repurposed, it’s better than chucking your recyclables straight into the rubbish bin.   However, some things can’t be put in your usual recycling bin—and can still be recycled rather than taken to the tip or left to clutter up your garage. Community Recycling Centres, funded and set up by the Auckland Council, exist around the city to offer the opportunity to recycle as many household items as possible. It takes a little effort...

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Get Started Composting

Composting is a win-win situation. It means no smelly food waste in the general rubbish and turns your scraps into something wonderful: rich soil in which you can grow food, flowers and more. Getting started isn’t as complicated as it may seem—here’s a brief guide to what you’ll need to begin your journey. A plastic bucket with a lid to keep under the sink/somewhere handy in the kitchen. A purpose-made outdoor compost bin, or large bin with a lid. That’s it! Collect food scraps (vegetable waste, baked goods, grains, coffee grounds etc—no meat or dairy) in your plastic bucket. With the lid on and tight, it won’t stink up your kitchen. Find a spot to put your outdoor bin in...

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Plastic Free July how to...

Clean Up Your Act for Plastic-Free July and the Plastic Bag Ban Plastic is on the chopping block in New Zealand this July, and we’re excited for it. With the country-wide ban on single-use plastic bags in full effect from July 1st and the Plastic Free July initiative also kicking off, it’s a good time to be planet earth. Why should I reduce my use of plastic? Doing away with as much single-use plastic as possible is one small step for man, one huge leap for the future of mankind and this beautiful earth we need to survive. To put it simply, plastic doesn’t biodegrade for hundreds or even thousands of years when dumped in a landfill. In some conditions,...

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Top 3 Health Benefits Of Collagen Supplementation

  WHY IS COLLAGEN POWDER SO GOOD FOR YOU? This latest health-trend in nutritional supplementation has certainly got some attractive health benefits... But firstly, what is collagen?  Collagen is the main structural protein found in our skin and other connective tissues, such as muscles, bones, skin, joints, and tendons. It plays an important role in the overall health of your body - both internally and externally.  Unfortunately for us all, collagen production reduces over time, which is a natural part of the aging process. Those joint pains and aches, and fine lines and wrinkles, (that you could've sworn appeared overnight), are all directly linked to this slowing down of collagen production, and eventual depletion of collagen stores. Diet and lifestyle choices either help slow...

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