Eco Steps NZ

Looking at Eco news ,finding the best NZ clean eco and organic products and seeking a greener pathway to the future has inspired this page.Keep an eye out for progress and new products here.

 

‎Tuesday, ‎June ‎19, ‎2018

Plastic Bags On the way out at many NZ supermarkets

This is super good news. Many of us are being retrained to carry reuseable bags in our cars so we always have them with us when we go shopping for groceries now. which is the first big step in a very long journey to getting rid of the plastic waste that this world is drowning in. It’s a step that we can all easily take and what a difference it will take if we all do it.


The issue of plastic and bags is a growing problem that won’t go away.

In fact the growing mountain of plastic, not only world wide but here in NZ,is becoming a major issue.Although our beaches look clean you only need to dig under the sand or walk a little to find a variety of plastic bits, bobs and bags.As long as we continue to support companies by purchasing products with plastic then we are guilty too.I myself am also guilty and have a lot to learn.It is difficult to avoid with the packaging everywhere but we must try.

Update on How the Plastic Bag Issue is Going Aug 18

Just thought I would add in how the we are going here in NZ with getting rid of plastic bags at supermarkets. We are all learning to adjust. We now remember out reusable bags when heading to get out shopping.Some of our supermarkets have totally got rid of the bags now so if you don’t have one you have to purchase a bag to reuse.Now the next issue is somehow replacing all the plastic wrapping that appears to be on almost every product.Any progress has to be good progress right.


21  August 2018

You may be surprised to hear that our, nicknamed, clean and green country has

some very grainy issues in a number of different sectors. One of these being the warnings at many of Auckland’s beaches towards the end of last summer. Seems the population of Auckland has rapidly been allowed to expand without having any safe options for where much of the sewage over flow and run off water is going to.In turn that has left our beaches unsafe for swimming at times and came as a wake up shock to me. I believe that the Auckland council is working on solutions although it is said that these are going to take a some time before the problem is solved.Living in a polluted environment is a very scary thought for the future and I hope the solution is found soon.