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So you've got your tote bag, reusable coffee mug, and zero waste cleaning products. What's next?

Let's go with composting.





According to a 2018 audit, Tauranga City has the worst composting/rubbish situation in all of NZ. Nearly 70% of the kerbside waste Tauranga sends to landfill has the potential to be recycled or composted.

If having to be broken down in landfills, organic waste produces methane gas. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and contributes greatly to climate change. TGA, you bunch of tossers.


I live in the 'burbs of Tauranga. There's very little outdoor space so I never thought to compost anything - until now.


Enter our shipping bags.


Over the past 8 weeks I've been conducting an experiment to see whether it's possible for those of us who live in 'burbs to actually compost. Turns out, yes! It's just 5 easy steps.


  1. Keep our shipping bags - like how your Nan would plastic bags back in the day

  2. Place any and all food scraps in a large bowl and keep it in the freezer. Freezing the scraps means they won't start decomposing too fast and you want to wait until the bowl is full for the full effect.



3. Once the bowl, grab one of our nicely kept shipping bags and pour all your frozen scraps inside.



4. Dig a deep hole in the corner of your tiny garden (like myself) and place your shipping bag of frozens inside



5. Cover over. Wait 8 weeks and VOILA!



Fully decomposed food (and bag), saving perfectly fine organic waste needlessly going to landfills. Chuck your empty veto. paper bags in there while you're at it!


You can do this time and time again and suddenly you'll have a SMALL garden of nutrient-rich soil.


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