Method Meets: Maori Artist & Ecologist Peter Healey #MaoriLanguageWeek

This week is Māori Language Week, a celebration of the New Zealand’s indigenous language Te Reo.

Here at Method we strongly believe in the power of flexibility and adaptability. That’s why we’ve designed our bins with evolution in mind -- changing waste-streams, needs and attitudes. You can choose how many office recycling bins you need, which streams you require and where you would like them.

You can also choose to customise your labels if you’d like, which is what Māori priest, artist and ecologist Peter Healy did when he placed an order with us earlier this year for the Pukekaraka Marae in Otaki, NZ.

“I’ve had help from Para Kore (Māori for ‘without waste’) who’re trying to promote zero waste in Maraes. The Method bins plus their instructions have worked really well for my community.”

What else has passionate environmentalist Healy been up to? “Beside our Marae there’s a little hill - a Puke. I’m currently involved in a native tree restoration there. This Spring we’ll be planting 500 Native trees, slowly restoring it back to native cover,” Healy says. He’s being helped by a team of local adults, as well as thirty local school-children.

We created these labels translated into Te Reo to suit his needs. If you’re interested in a similar project with us, email us at to find out more.

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