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ECO TIP – Plastic Free July



Photos credit @Plastic Free July Aotearoa
Have you tried to live plastic free this July? Email us your photos and be in to win some Ethique prizes.


Empty jars/bottles: in Auckland, we keep the lids on!

Why are lids a big issue? Often, they ar too small for the sorting machines to detect them, and they can get stuck and jam machines. They can be a different type of lastic to the bottle, which when mixed together reduces the quality of the recycled material.

Photo credit @littlesustainablesteps_nz





  • Vilo Angelou – Wooden Sunglasses – With winter, now’s the time to invest in a good quality pair of amber lensed sunglasses which protect you from the low sun and enhancing the contrast and colour in the low light conditions. Comes with a sleek, eco friendly bamboo case for safe storage.・10% of profits go to A21 Extremely lightweight frames for maximum comfort・Made from sustainable Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved sources wood 🌳・Premium high clarity lenses made from cellulose (plants)・Hand crafted from laminated wood for durability・Timber grain unique to every pair・Polarized and UV400 for maximum eye protection.

  • Healtheries teas are now 100% free from plastic, synthetic fibres, bleach, glue or staples. Still the same great tasting teas you know and love, just in more sustainable packaging. Teabags are now made from natural plant-based fibres and the outer plastic overwarp has been removed.


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