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ChooseWell showcases brands with a conscience.
Offering consumers products and services that are more carefully considered with sustainability at the core.

Made using 30% Recycled Plastic Packaging

Handee, Purex & Sorbent have a low carbon footprint across the manufacturing process including responsible forestry & using geothermal steam

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Slow furniture

I love my second-hand couch. It’s at least 50 years old and built to last. I’ve had it recovered and repaired...

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Travelling lighter

Holiday, vacation, road-trip, mini-break – whatever you call it, there is something magical about getting away and exploring new places.

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Reigniting Resourcefulness

These days we can buy pretty much anything we want, at any time of the day. Most supermarkets are open 7 days a week, if not 24 hours a day.

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Locavores

I’m not really into labels, but when I heard the term ‘locavore’ it really resonated with me and my approach to food.

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My Little Green Book

I was recently asked if I had a ‘Little Green Book’ – a directory of all of my favourite resources.

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Pre-loved fashion

Most of my wardrobe is second-hand – I mean, why not? There are already enough clothes out there.

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Creating ripples of change

Sometimes on a Friday I get takeaway sushi for lunch. I always grab a plate from the office kitchen to take with me.

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Skip a trip

These days, supermarkets are open 7 days a week and sometimes even 24 hours a day.

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The repair buzz or feel good repairs

My six-year-old frequently has visible repairs on his clothing. Recently I watched on as another classmate started pointing and laughing...

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How to clean your air fryer

So you are loving your air fryer, but are not sure how to clean it? Regular cleaning will extend the lifespan of your air fryer and keep it in good ..

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Cleaning your garden tools

Want your gardening tools to last longer? By keeping your garden tools clean you will not only prolong their life but also help stop the spread of d..

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Cleaning your yoga mat

Giving your mat a quick spray with a natural cleaner with each use will keep grime and buildup in check. It also pays to give it a deep clean every ..

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Over and over again

A few years ago, the Collins Dictionary word of the year was ‘single use’ – which is a pretty big indication of how disposable we’ve become.

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Cleaning heat pump and air conditioning filters

Cleaning the filters in your heat pump, humidifier and air-conditioning units on a regular basis is important to ensure that the air you breathe is ..

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Smelly Containers and Rubbish Bins

Smelly Containers do not have to be thrown out. Try this tip for getting rid of odours. Works well in lunch boxes and empty rubbish bins. For extra ..

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Conscious celebrations

Celebrations are a wonderful part of being human. They bring us together, connect us, and offer a chance to reflect on the busyness of life.

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Eco-conscious kids

When it comes to living a bit lighter on the planet, I’ve realised that raising eco-conscious kids is a big part of what I can contribute.

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Nuturing nature

We have a kōwahi tree in our backyard. It grows on a weird angle, and when we first moved in I seriously contemplated pulling it out.

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It’s nice to share

A friend was talking about buying a sewing machine. When I suggested she borrow mine, she felt uncomfortable.

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Getting around

In New Zealand our car ownership rate is one of the highest in the OECD and each year, we drive a collective 49 billion kilometres.

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Taming packaging waste

Packets, pouches, pottles, bottles, bags, wrappers, tubes, containers… it’s easy for our rubbish and recycling bins to fill up...

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Clean your washing machine

Most of us take our washing machine for granted, believing that washing clothes is enough to keep it clean. You will be shocked to see what your was..

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A Consciously Simple Christmas

Christmas creates a strange combination of joy and dread in me. For most of us it’s such a magical time of year...

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Benchtop Gardening

Growing your own food is amazing. It's super nutritious, no food miles or packaging waste, connects us with nature & builds soil health.

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Enoughness

We live in a time when we can have almost anything we want, any time we want, and even delivered to our doorstep if we choose.

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Clean & simple

Underneath my kitchen sink was once a cluttered apothecary of cleaning products. And was almost a different option for every room & surface.

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DejaFood

When you read some of the recent food waste statistics, it makes me feel like maybe we’ve lost our way a bit when it comes to our food.

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Clothing connection

When I was 8 years old, my Mum took me shopping for a new outfit to wear to the school disco...

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A lighter Easter

Easter is one of those holidays that always sneaks up on me a bit. I know it’s coming, and look forward to a few extra days...

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Imperfect Action

Sometimes I drive a car, throw things in the rubbish and buy things in plastic… there, I said it, confession over.

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