Benefits of buying bulk products

Benefits of buying bulk products

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Bulk buying gives you full control of how much of a product you want. But it can also have many other benefits too. It can help the environment and your wallet at the same time. Bulk buying reduces packaging One of the biggest benefits of bulk buying is that it…

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What is Sustainability?

What is Sustainability?

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Sustainability is a word you hear thrown around a lot. I use it a lot as well to describe products at Somewhat Green. Since it’s used so much I thought it was important to answer what is sustainability exactly and why it’s important to understand. What does sustainability mean? Officially,…

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Eco-Friendly packaging options for gift giving

Eco-Friendly packaging options for gift giving

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Packaging is something that i have thought a lot  about at Somewhat Green right from  when I started. A lot of my suppliers go to great lengths to make sure they use sustainable, eco-friendly, packaging. I have a lot of things in the store that are reusable or compostable so…

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Sustainable palm oil and the two sides of the story

Sustainable palm oil and the two sides of the story

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You’ve probably heard a lot about palm oil. Palm oil is in the news and a lot of companies are under fire for palm oil products because of how they get it the oil. A common way is to burn down whole sections of rainforest and replace it with oil…

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Sustainable bathroom products and tips

Sustainable bathroom products and tips

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The bathroom is somewhere where a lot of traditional items have eco-friendly alternatives. It’s a bit like the kitchen where the things you use every day can be swapped out for natural options that work just as well. A lot of sustainable bathroom products aren’t available in stores but I…

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Maori Blessing

Maori Blessing

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Kia ora, This blessing was written by an elder especially for Somewhat Green, to help educate how important the land is to Maori. Herenga Atua ,      Herenga Tangata,               Herenga Whenua.  Na te Atua i hanga te Ao, me nga mea katoa i runga te whenua. I muri ka…

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Kiora Koutou

Kiora Koutou

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Kiora Koutou ( hi everyone ) As this is the first blog of my new business, Somewhat Green, I thought I’d start by saying hi. I’m delighted you’re here and hope you find what you are looking for.   Why Somewhat Green? Here’s my view – ensuring you only buy…

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Packaging and Courier

Packaging and Courier

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Packaging is a subject I have put a lot of thought into for Somewhat Green. I believe it’s so important to reduce packaging as much as possible before we even think of recycling. This planet needs less plastic, less paper, and just less stuff. I don’t know about you, but…

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Icons

Icons

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Kia Ora The values of Somewhat Green are represented by the icons you see displayed on the front page of the website and on each product. What are these icons and, more importantly, what are the values they represent? When searching for products to list on Somewhat Green, I look…

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First Blog

First Blog

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kiora koutou ( hi everyone )  I’m Tracey and this is the first blog of my new business,  Somewhat Green. Why Somewhat Green? It’s really undeniable that the planet is not coping with us humans: there are too many of us and our habits are causing major problems. I’m a…

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