WHY BEESWAX WRAPS
We might be sounding a little repetitive now, but we are really trying to reduce our use of plastic, and know that our friends want to too. It's hard to fit alternative choices in to our everyday busy lives, and we can't afford for every green choice to cost three times more. So we obviously need an easy, affordable solution to that blasted cling wrap that suffocates both food and fish! Beeswax wraps aren't new, but they're still awesome, and I'm super grateful Jen has invested her time and energy in to perfecting the art of making them, and for partnering her skills with us. Let's choose to remove cling wrap from our schools.
Ecowraps are NZ made food wraps, made from cotton, beeswax and pine resin. They can be used in the lunch box and fridge to replace plastic cling wraps - simply wrap the items as usual and make sure the children bring them home so you can reuse them. Ecowraps come in unisex colours and patterns, and will have care instructions included to prolong their life. We offer Lunch Packs, made up of of 2x 'snack sized' 17 x 17cm, and 1x 'sandwich sized' 27 x 27cm wrap.
BEESWAX WRAPS FUNDRAISER
Each lunch pack sells for $20. Your group makes $6 from the sale of every pack.
WHY COFFEE CUPS
Firstly, because coffee.
Then equally, because we dump around 100-200 million disposable cups in New Zealand each year (or even more, see here), and MOST of those cups are not recycled, even if you're putting them in your recycle bin. Takeaway coffee cups need to hold hot liquid without falling apart, so they are usually lined with a type of plastic, and we lack the recycling facilities to deal that kind of plastic coated paper.
On our office we drink our fair share of coffee, both sitting and on the go. We've also all tried many many different reusable cups - metal, plastic, hybrids, bamboo... and like you, we found that most have silicon or annoying lids that go floppy in the heat, spill, change the coffee taste, or make me dribble (I can't be the only one, but will say 'I' instead of 'we' here).
We have chosen to offer CuppaCoffeeCup cups because they're GOOD. Your coffee will still taste like coffee, the cups are durable, and we'd challenge you to find a better looking cup anywhere!
~ 12oz, or a perfect coffee cup size
~ Made from food-grade polypropylene and BPA free
~ Made in New Zealand
~ Each cup is an art piece, showcasing clever kiwi artists
~ You can choose which designs to use, OR
CUSTOMISE your coffee cup design. Run a design competition within your school to get a unique fundraising cup!
*300 minimum order for custom designs
Each cup pack sells for $16.50. Your group makes $5.50 from the sale of every cup
WHY FIRST AID
Every home has a first aid kit. You've probably got a big one at home, and a smaller one in your glovebox, handbag, day and travel bag. We've been using refillable Medi Buddy Kits for for nearly ten years ourselves- the same ones in fact, because they last that long! The shells are TOUGH. They won't fall open and scatter pieces through the car, and you won't have to wrestle with a zip while calming the bleeding child. They're also bold, bright and well contoured - you'll find it whether you're searching with eyes or hands! Practical, reusable and attractive. Our kind of sustainable resource.
Medi Buddy Kits are imported exclusively for Sustainable Fundraising.
The Medi Buddy is a convenient take-anywhere first aid kit, packed with 40 quality first aid items to start you off. It's designed & manufactured by a family business in the USA, and customised for us with a natural wound care ointment*. All the first aid items inside are latex free. The buddy come with zoo designed band-aids, knee/elbow bandage, ointment*, gauze pads, burn relief cream, antiseptic cleansing wipes, sting relief cream and our own childrens' favourite, the stickers!
*Wound care replaces the listed triple antibiotic ointment
MEDI BUDDY FUNDRAISER
Each kit sells for $12.50. Your group makes $4.75 from every kit sale.
WHY PRODUCE BAGS
Single use plastic bags are destroying life in our oceans and wild. They take forever to break down, and in the meantime their unwanted presence in natural environments endanger and kill wildlife, and attack the global ecosystem. Many cities and countries are implementing single use plastic bans, in an effort to slow down the rate of damage. Here we are choosing a plastic bag free life until they're banned in New Zealand too.
Here's a neat site from our friends across the Tasman, if you want some to start your research on plastic waste
Our produce bags are reusable, made in NZ from strong and lightweight polyester tulle, and are quick to dry so you can wash produce directly in the bags then store in the fridge or pantry. They are made in Christchurch by The Rubbish Whisperer, who supports a beautiful local working economy too
Packaged in paper - no plastic wrapping!
5 produce bags in each pack.
Weight is only 9 grams, so it won't add costly weight at the till.
Can hold up to a mighty 1.5 kg.
1% of sales is donated to local conservation projects.
PRODUCE BAG FUNDRAISER
Each pack of 5 produce bags sells for $20. Your group makes $5 from every bag sale.
WHY SEED BOMBS
If you like food, you'll appreciate bees! They're responsible for pollinating about a third of our food - and that food is all full of good nutrients. Where would be be without them!? In some parts of the world, they've had to face that question, with a 'disappearing' bee population, and we'd really like to make sure that doesn't happen here! So we made friends with Cathy and her team, to offer super-easy-to-grow wildflower seed bombs as a fundraiser. They're hand crafted in NZ, with seeds specifically suited to our climate and bees.
If you find bee facts interesting, these links will open in new tabs: Wikipedia: Colony Collapse Disorder Science abc: Would bee extinction mean the end of humanity? Greenpeace: But why? Sweet Tree Honey: What can we do?
Packaged in a reusable organic muslin cloth bag (NO PLASTIC!), there are 6 large seed bombs in each pack.
Lob it, Toss it, Plant it...... then just let it do it's magic! Seed Bombs attract bees, provides a habitat for pollinators and adds colour to any garden. You don't need to "plant" seed bombs - they are beautifully designed to break up in the rain and already contain all the nutrients and organic material needed to support germination and success of the plants. Just "throw and grow".
Bee Blend: Cornflower, Echium, Phacelia, Poppy, Red Clover, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Thyme.
SEED BOMB FUNDRAISER
Each bag of six bombs sells for $15. Your group makes $5 from every bag sale.
WHY STEEL STRAWS
Plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean's surface and plastic straws are a wasteful addition. Plastic straws take 1 minute to make, for 10 minutes of use, then slowly decompose over 100+ years. Let that sink in. We know plastic straws are on their way out now - there are community driven campaigns and petitions to ban them all over the world, websites and facebook pages to choose fish over plastic... and now fundraising! Let's all choose this. Stainless steel straws are a simple and effective way to replace wasteful single-use straws that glut our landfills & trash our oceans.
Our straws are made from premium 18/8 food grade stainless steel, they comply with FDA and Prop 65 standards, are 100% BPA free, lead-free, PVC-free & phthalate-free AND dishwasher safe. Bonus, they're are also resistant to bacteria, rust and oxidation. Steely Straws measure around 22 cm long and are 0.6 cm in diameter. They'll fit nicely in in your cutlery tray, but look way cooler in a jar on the bench. Use them at home, take them to your local café (unless you're in Wellington, go you good things!), or take with you on the go – they are easy to clean and unbreakable. It is a good idea to watch your young children using them (besides teeth safety, they tend to get re-purposed all through our house and garden otherwise)!
PLASTIC STRAW FUNDRAISER
There are options to suit any size family!
A twin pack sells for $10 and your group makes $3.
A four pack sells for $18 and your group makes $5.50.
A six pack sells for $25 and your group makes $6.50.
WHY BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSHES
Every time we choose a sustainable material over plastic, we choose life! Millions of living creatures are part of a natural world that will have a better future without plastic. And around 3.5 billion toothbrushes are sold each year... so if we have to start somewhere, why not let the humble little toothbrush make a difference to this gigantic problem!? They're used every day, in every home. Let's choose to replace plastic toothbrushes with kinder ones.
Bamboo itself is a natural cellulose fibre, both biodegradable and environmentally friendly. It's an amazingly fast growing plant that uses no pesticides or chemical fertilisers to grow, and hardly any water. It's also in abundant supply and has self-renewing properties which will help avoid further deforestation. Some light bamboo reading: Econation: Bamboo facts TheGreenHub on bamboo fabric (different to toothbrushes)
We sell twin and family packs of environmentally friendly toothbrushes, in child and adult sizes. They all have a 100% bamboo handle, and soft nylon bristles enhanced with charcoal (non-recyclable bristles, but we just couldn't do the pig hair option). At the end of its useful life, we recycle the handle and put the bristles in the bin. The handle is naturally antibacterial, while the charcoal infused bristles are said to be naturally effective at fighting plaque and can help whiten teeth by absorbing tannins – compounds found in coffee, tea and wine.
BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH FUNDRAISER
A twin pack sells for $8. Your group makes $3.50 from every sale.
A family pack sells for $15. Your group makes $7 from every sale.