The Store aims to be as gentle on the environment as possible. Recycling is a big deal here, consumer products are chosen and used carefully. There is even a busy worm farm and composting toilet that is an experience in itself (a good one).
NZ-made compostable coffee lids...
We are happy to announce we are now using completely biodegradable takeaway Coffee Cup Lids!
There is a common misconception about "biodegradable" plastic coffee cup lids. These plastic lids, the ones you find at most cafes are in fact only biodegradable if done properly with the right equipment and facilities.
There aren't enough of these processing plants to keep up with the amount of lids we dispose of every time we have a takeaway cup of coffee.
The 'Evie Lid' takes around 23 days to decompose in a DOMESTIC compost bin, making it one of the first of its kind in the world!!!
So stoked that we raised $4500. That is 150 more tap stands in under developed communities. 100 farmers that can grow food for their families. Or 75 more human traffickers brought to justice.
Thank you to everyone who made it possible, all the sponsors who so generously donated and of course we have to mention Sally and Annie our support crew on the day who lived every moment with us.
I have done a lot of outdoor events and experiences and this one was extreme. There are many individuals and also nearly as many teams that did not complete the task. But the “Loving it” team never considered to quit despite heavy rain, blisters, river crossing’s, MUD, Cow pooh lakes and rivers, steep descents that were on occasion more like a water fall. Thank you all.
The OXFAM Trailwaker 2014 was one of the funnest events we've participated in. A great cause and an awesome experience. Thanks SO MUCH to everyone that participated and walked!!!