30JAN

The Psychology Behind Littering

Littering has been a no no for a long time, and yet we’re all accustomed to seeing trash in places it isn’t meant to be. It’s easy to imagine that only a careless minority litter, but the amount of trash left behind after crowded events such as parades and festivals suggests that the number might be higher, and if we think back, most of us probably have at least a few memories of littering ourselves. So why do we continue to litter, despite t… ...

22MAY

The Origin of Trash And Other Rubbish Words

English has often been described as a magpie language, picking up the shiniest words from Latin, German, French and many others to form the wonderful if hard-to-pronounce language we use today. But it’s easy to forget that, along with all the gems such as schadenfreude and deja vu, English has been picking up trash, junk, rubbish and the like. Here at Junk2Go, we’re pretty preoccupied with the topic of waste, so you’ll be pleased to learn tha… ...

2MAY

Reducing Our Waste Pickup: Finding Alternative to Single Use Plastic Bags

It probably hasn’t escaped your attention that plastic bags have been in the news again in recent months. In February, a Greenpeace petition with over 65,000 signatures, urging New Zealand’s politicians to ban plastic bags was presented to Parliament, and several campaigns promoting a ban on single use plastic bags are highly visible across the media. With current and former politicians supporting a ban, and a number of New Zealand supermarke… ...

26MAR

The Journey to Junk Pickup – A Brief History of Waste Disposal

Hauling that leaky fridge up the driveway for inorganic collection might seem like a literal pain in the back. But take a look at how our forefathers had it, and you’ll see that we really have ended up at the top of the heap here in modern-day Auckland when it comes to junk pickup waste disposal. Rubbish really is a problem as old (or maybe even older) than civilisation itself, and humans throughout the ages have tried all sorts of ways of de… ...