• In the past thirty years we have consumed one third of the worlds non-renewable natural resources. These are gone and can’t be replaced. Meanwhile New Zealand sends 2.5 million tons of waste to landfill every year. What we have on our hands is an unsustainable system in crisis. Natural resources are continually depleted whilst waste production rises exponentially.

  • Be Free Grocer and Square Edge Community Arts are pleased to host The Rubbish Trip's popular presentation on zero waste living in Palmerston North.Join Hannah and Liam, the Two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, for an introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Drawing on their own research and over four years of experience living zero waste, Hannah and Liam will guide you through the whys and the hows of life without a rubbish bin, including:What is the zero waste movement? Why is waste reduction important?

  • So here we are almost 8months on from when we opened our doors on the 22nd of Jan. And what an incredible few months it has been. We are so very grateful for the support we have received from our local community and beyond, it is both humbling and heartening.Recap to dateWhen we first started to conceptualise what we wanted Be Free Grocer to be like one sentiment that kept being repeated was the desire to create not just a store but a hub where our community can shop sustainably,