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Plasticy sippy straws – who does not like them

Think we can do without straws. Not sure when they were introduced and cannot be bother to research, however sometimes… Read More

Doing the right thing while keeping powered up

Most portable or mobile devices need power and that is provided by batteries in some form – either rechargeable or… Read More

Fruit tattoos set to replace stickers and plastic packaging as growers seek labelling alternatives – ABC Rural – ABC News

Plastic labels are set to become a thing of the past, though, as farmers listen to consumer demand for less… Read More

How Sweden wants to make repairing things cheaper

Sweden's government wants to give people tax breaks on repairing everything from shoes to washing machines as part of a… Read More

The Truth About Your Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrush – My Plastic-free Life

There’s no perfect toothbrush, but some toothbrushes are less perfect than others, and sadly, a few of them aren’t even… Read More

How we design

Again and again I am astonished as to how long it takes for a great idea for a design until… Read More

Wynyard Quarter Smart | tracking our progress towards a sustainable tomorrow

The vision of the Sustainable Development Framework is to be the leading location of sustainable urban transformation and renewal in… Read More

Recycling – some personal thoughts

As there are many shades of green, the same applies to recycling. There is downcycling, recycling and upcycling. I think… Read More

Composite Decking – some thoughts and overseas observations

Personally I never liked composite decking. I am not sure whether people understand the difference between recycling and downcycling. Recycling… Read More

Design and time frame boundaries

I find is astonishing how little though we tend to put into design really. Particularly when it comes down to… Read More