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Seed Crackers

We had so many requests for this recipe when it appeared on our Facebook. Here is the recipe for homemade seed crackers. It's super simple and all the ingredients can be purchased at your local bulk bin store.  Quantities are interchangable so play around with the ingredients and add some herbs and spices for an endless variety of flavours.Make sure you use a silicon baking mat or reusable baking paper for this one - they really stick to the pan!...

March 17, 2020

Vegan Choc Chip Cookies

2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder¾ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon sea salt1 ¼ cups vegan chocolate chips or chocolate, cut into chunks (we used Whittakers Dark Ghana)½ cup packed brown sugar½ cup sugar½ cup plus 1 tablespoon melted coconut or olive oil¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon water...

February 28, 2020

Sustainable Spring Cleaning

The warmer weather is coming (we promise, it really is) and with it comes the perfect time to freshen up our homes and let out some of the damp, dank winter vibes.  We know it's not like we can make cleaning fun, but wouldn't it be more enjoyable to have some all natural, beautifully bottled, homemade cleaners to make the job a little bit more pleasant? Not to mention they smell a lot nicer.  Our September Spring Clean and Household boxes contain just a few items to get ...

August 9, 2019

Supporting the Change One Challenge

You might have noticed we've been talking about the Change One Challenge this week as part of the global initiative Plastic Free July. Change One is led by our favourites over at Little and Brave Nappies and encourages like-minded Kiwis to 'change one thing' this month towards sustainability in their home. As a business, The Eco Collective embraces plastic-free and low-waste philosophies, but there are still some areas in our own households that we think we could work harder on making a change i...

July 1, 2019

How to have a sustainable Easter break

Happy Easter from The Eco Collective!  What other time of the year gives you an extra long weekend with the excuse to eat chocolate for four days?! We love the excitement and the chocolate but not so much the packaging. Never fear, there are loads of things you can do to help keep your Easter low waste. Did you know that you can recycle the foil packaging that Easter Eggs come wrapped in? Just bundle it in into a ball, squash it as much as you can and pop it in your recycling bin. This opti...

April 18, 2019

Five Questions with Us

We thought we'd start the new working year with a bit of an introduction to who The Eco Collective is and why we're passionate about making eco-living easy for every family. Susi and Cindy - two mums working towards making the future more sustainable for our children. Where did you grow up?  Susi: I grew up in East Germany and came to New Zealand in 2000 for a year long stay as an au pair. Then I met my future husband and the rest is history.Cindy: Actually not far from where I cu...

January 9, 2019

New Year New Habits

"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world"                                                                   - Howard Zinn, Historian and Social ActivistHappy New Year and welcome to 2019!  Whether you believe in resolutions or not, entering a new year provides the opportunity for a fresh m...

January 1, 2019

Keeping Your Summer Sustainable

Christmas and summer holidays are almost upon us.  And that means so is the excess and waste that often accompanies any large celebration.  But that doesn't mean we can't be mindful about how we approach the festive season. Here's a great article about how to have a lower impact Christmas without losing any of the magic of the season. We're also getting on board with #summerofsustainability and encouraging you to be mindful about waste this holiday season.   We'd lo...

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