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Green Elephant Blog

Welcome to the Green Elephant Blog!
We love all things sustainable, healthy & ethical and this is the place where we put our latest discoveries for sustainable living. Here you will find our thoughts on healthy & ethical products we love, Vendors we love who are focused on caring for people and the environment and generally helpful and interesting information to help you care for the earth and live an eco friendly life.
So, here’s to sustainable, healthy and ethical living! Enjoy.

Plastic Free July Action Hub

Welcome to our Plastic Free July Action Hub!! If you’ve reached us here, we’re guessing you know what Plastic Free July is and what all the fuss is about...
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How to Avoid Takeaway Coffee Cups

Who doesn’t love a barista made coffee…??? And New Zealand is home to some of the best. But our love for a cup of the good stuff creates huge amounts of...
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Refillable Water Bottles

Running errands, taking a walk, being out in the fresh air….it’s thirsty work right…??? And what better way to re-hydrate than with some good old fashi...
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Reusable Grocery and Produce Bags

The New Zealand Government banned single use plastic shopping bags in 2019, but this DID NOT include produce bags. You know the ones…. those thin, shiny th...
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Limit Your Plastic Takeaway Cutlery and Containers

Eating on the go or ordering takeaway can accumulate a lot of single use plastic. Think cups, sushi trays, plastic cutlery, food wrappers…   FACT: Discard...
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Say “No” to Plastic Straws

Sure, they look pretty and sometimes it’s quite convenient to have a straw to help you drink whilst on the go with no spills…..!!! But these things are u...
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Cling Wrap Alternatives

Glad wrap, cling film, saran wrap, plastic wrap…. Whatever you call it it’s a single use plastic and there are SO MANY great ways to avoid using it!!!  ...
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Life Without the Bottle – Liquid Soaps and Shampoos

Solid bars of soap have been around for centuries. But the fact that I’m saying ‘solid bars of soap’ instead of just ‘soap’ shows us just how much...
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Blog Categories

Health & Wellbeing

This is where you’ll find all things ‘Healthy Living’. We're talking about diet, exercise, mindfulness, sleep, relationships and more. We take a holist...


Natural Beauty

We’re here to help guide you through the do’s and don’ts of natural beauty. A lot of skincare is full of harmful chemicals but we'll help you understan...


Sustainable Living

Sustainable living is all about reducing our impact on the environment whilst still having fun! Here, you’ll find lots of tried and tested hints and tips i...


Your Healthy Home

Creating a healthy home environment can have a positive impact on you and your family. Using non toxic cleaning products and reducing the number of chemicals...


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