Reuse Customer Service job in yard

Are you enthusiastic, friendly and hard-working with a passion for people and zero waste? We are looking for a customer service person to receive, sort and sell second-hand stuff in our busy Wanaka front yard. It’s a full-time position which includes weekend work; a drivers license (and forklift license) is an advantage.

Download an application form and email it to or drop it into the Wanaka shop (open 9am-5pm, corner RiverbankRd and Ballantyne Rd). You can read more  about the job here. 

Making cents

Bottle driveYou know that bit on the back of the bottle about getting a 10c refund in South Australia? Well, there’s a new campaign to get a recycling refund system here in New Zealand too. The Great Kiwi Bottle Drive wants to bring back a 10c recycling refund for all beverage containers (including glass and plastic bottles, and cans).

We know that recycling refunds push up beverage container recycling rates to 85% (ours is currently 40%) and drastically reduce litter.

If you think it’s a good idea, sign the petition here.

Honey wraps

What could be nicer than doing a bit of craft on a wintery afternoon? How about making your own honey wraps and never having to use glad wrap again? Plastic Bag Free Wanaka have written down the instructions to make your own Honey Wraps for anyone that missed the recent workshops. All you need is organic beeswax, coconut oil and 100% cotton off-cuts – and some kitchen implements – to whip up your own fabulous reusable wraps. Here’s how….