Can reusable shopping bags do more harm than good?

Can reusable shopping bags do more harm than good?

“What an outrageous headline,” we hear you say. “Anything’s got to be better for the environment than single-use plastic shopping bags!” Well, not necessarily. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that we are staunch advocates for recycling —...
Let’s talk about plastic recycling

Let’s talk about plastic recycling

In case you don’t know, recycling is integral to our business at Pink Bins. I haven’t discussed recycling for a while, so in this post, I thought I’d revisit the subject.   Why recycle? Recently, researchers discovered a 2.5 million-square-meter island of...
Could plastic packaging become a thing of the past?

Could plastic packaging become a thing of the past?

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know we at Pink Bins have plenty to say about the ‘evils’ of plastic. And judging be a couple of recent news stories, it seems we’re not alone in our views. Over in Germany Last week, German supermarket chain Lidl made an...
How low oil prices have affected plastic recycling

How low oil prices have affected plastic recycling

Oil prices are their lowest since 2003. As a result, it’s now much cheaper to run our cars. Most of us are pretty happy about that. But how does the price of oil affect plastic recycling? We explain in this post. Where does plastic come from? Plastic is derived from...
5 ways to reduce your waste

5 ways to reduce your waste

The amount of waste Auckland creates is staggering — about 1.2 tonnes a year, according to the Auckland City Council. We are truly a consumer society. As stated in the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan, by 2018, the Council aims to reduce domestic kerbside waste...