Keep reusing it until it's broken. 

Donate quality goods to a second-hand store and buy second-hand/pre loved items.

This does two things; it keeps products and materials in circulation and out of the landfill. It helps support charities to carry out their valuable services in our community.
Here are some places where you can donate and buy pre-loved items in Upper Hutt. 

Make the switch

Reusable cloth nappies

Disposable nappies are a growing problem but there are options for parents looking to do the right thing. Gone are the days of safety pins and endless folding. There are a vast range of modern, convenient cloth nappies to suit various budgets. Plus, a family can save $4000 per child by using cloth nappies. 

Buying reusable products 

Look locally for shops that focus on sustainability and zero waste, like the Ekko Shop in Upper Hutt - your local earth friendly, bulk food, and zero waste store; helping you and your family to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Their products include organic, natural, locally made, re-usable, recycled, zero waste, and bulk refillable products.

Using a refillery

A refillery is where you bring your containers from home and refill them from our bulk bins and voila, no packaging to landfill. Our friends at the Ekko Shop offer a refillery with a huge range of items.