Your local pātaka kōrero (library) is a great resource to find tips, tricks and inspiration on your waste free journey. Ask a librarian for their recommendations, or checkout these Hutt City Library picks below:
A family guide to waste free living
By Lauren & Oberon Carter
Available at libraries in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt, this book provides a roadmap for anyone starting their zero-waste journey. Check it out for information, advice and budget-friendly recipes.
If you’re a stall holder, event organiser or just want to know more about waste reduction at events, this DVD provides Aotearoa specific advice.
Waste not everyday
By Erin Rhoads
Waste not everyday is the ultimate beginners guide to waste reduction. With 365 easy changes, there’s something new to try every day.
Shia Su can fit a year’s worth of non-recyclable trash into one mason jar. Her journey will inspire you to make waste free living part of your everyday life.
By Annie Strole
With 150 natural hair and body care recipes, this book has DIY alternatives for everything from face masks to insect repellent.
Listen to this ebook for tips and tricks learned during the author’s year-long waste reduction mission.
Homemade: 80+ household essentials to inspire your everyday
By Eleanor Ozich
Learn recipes for packaged foods like crackers, museli bars and bread. There are also alternatives for many beauty and home products.
Resources to start your zero waste journey are available at libraries throughout Hutt Valley. Librarians have a wealth of knowledge if you need help or recommendations.
Try one of these titles or head to your local library to find your own.