Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose
We are a big believer in recycle, reuse and repurposing everything we work with. Since becoming a photographer, my passion for our taiao (environment) has grown even stronger hence the values of our business. The idea that we can keep using resources again and again and not just throw away will help our planet. Everyone needs to make an effort even if it is only in your own back yard. Start within our whānau
Recycling is important, but you should also consider reusing and repurposing everything to create minimal waste. Our environment needs us to play our part or we will have nothing for our future generations. Here are a few tips with how we recycle, reuse and repurpose when doing our mahi
We recycle our resources to create the next taonga. If we make a piupiu taonga (harden flax pendant) we will use the offcuts to create new taonga
Stones we cut can be shaped or tumbled to use everything no matter how big, small, different shapes
- Wash Rongoa in the River
- Hue (gourd) offcuts can be used for many other taonga
Recycle. Wherever possible, recycle your waste in the right way to prevent it from becoming a problem that affects the environment.
Repurpose what you can’t reuse or recycle: If there is something that is too damaged to be reused but isn't suitable for recycling (for example plastic bottles), consider repurposing them into something else by using them for crafts such as making jewellery or painting vases etc.
- We use recycled packaging that can break down back into Papatuanuku or reused for another package
How can we help our Taiao?
It is not too late, but we need to act now. We can do this together! We can save our planet and our taiao (environment) by recycling, reusing, and repurposing items. Teach our babies. Share new habits with our Whānau. Work on a plan for your Whānau
Our planet's resources are dwindling and we need to do more than just recycle. It's time for us all to get our hands dirty and start repurposing.
Ko tōku Taiao, Taku oranga
Ko au te Taiao, Ko te Taiao ko au
My Environment is my livelihood
I am the Environment, the Environment is me
Tiaki Te Taiao (Take Care of Our Environment)