I’m an action woman, experienced marketeer, campaigner and fundraiser, who is passionate about making a difference. I have free dived for many years, all over the world, and seen the degradation of the marine environment due to climate change, over fishing and plastic pollution. My experience working on a plastic campaign with City to Sea, the organisation behind Refill UK, inspired me to set it up in Aotearoa. I have also managed cycle advocacy campaigns in NZ and UK, and a zillion events.
Balazs & Gabor
Barefoot Web Design
RefillNZ web site guardians – producing and maintaining our website with passion.
Barefoot represents naturality, simplicity and elegance. When walking without shoes you are one with the terrain, focused purely on the road, on your steps, not on the troubles. We craft sharp, modern and unique design that stands out and attract visitors.
Right hand person – admin, Social Media and marketing
“I’m so happy to be a part of the RefillNZ team and community. I am passionate about this beautiful planet we live on and showing it the love it deserves. When I’m not studying marketing at uni you’ll find me filming, writing, editing or performing around Wellington. I love most any creative venture I can get my hands on!”
I’m a senior iOS developer who crafts apps for Apple products, from mobile banking to augmented reality. I collaborate with startups to build solutions that reduce plastic waste and its impact on the planet. Check out the RefillNZ app on the App Store!
Sophie van Bunnik
RefillNZ Auckland Campaigner
Kia ora. Originally from Wellington, I am studying environmental sciences and geography in Auckland. Volunteering, anything related to nature (including good food!) and an engrossing book are some of my favourite ways to spend time. RefillNZ truly sparked my interest upon first learning about them. There are so many small (and free) things that we can do everyday that can add up to make a huge difference, like filling up your reusable drink bottle. Because of this, I felt so driven to become a part of RefillNZ’s amazing campaign, and make it easier for the public to make responsible choices.
Signing up cafes has made me feel at home in Auckland! I’ve met so many amazing people who are passionate about this campaign and don’t think twice about implementing it. Plus I now have an endless supply of brunch and coffee spots, who I know align with my values!