December 10 2021
This smoothie bowl is the perfect summer breakfast and it is super simple to make!
November 23 2021
Shopping for Christmas gifts can be difficult, especially when you’re unsure what to get everyone!
That’s why we’ve put together our sustainable gift guide for your friends and family (or even yourself).
October 29 2021
Coming into the warmer season we focus on our health a lot more – exercising outdoors becomes easily available and there are more fresh vegetable and fruit varieties.
We’ve put together a wee guide to being mindful and healthy during this time.
October 15 2021
Transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle can be difficult and it takes time, that’s why we’ve put together some small and easy tips on how you can begin this change.
September 17 2021
Here at Upcycled Grain Project, we are all about celebrating wins within the sustainable community and it has been amazing seeing the strides upcycling has been making.
Have a read through our favourite articles from the past few weeks all about upcycling, sustainability and the progress we are making within the industry.
August 11 2021
We’ve been scouring the internet for the most interesting sustainable, upcycled, climate friendly...
August 10 2021
We were honoured to find ourselves amongst the top Auckland Food Show picks for News Hub writer B...
August 10 2021
We're excited to feature in Deli Market News with our Upcycled Grain Project range!
July 26 2021
Here at Upcycled Grain Project, we are passionate about reducing waste and creating a sustainable future. So, let’s talk about soft plastics recycling. If you thought that soft, scrunchable plastics such as our wrappers couldn’t be recycled, you’re not alone! The good news is… they can be, which keeps it out of the landfill (woo hoo)!
July 12 2021
As the days get colder and darker, getting out of bed is harder and getting back into bed is oh so much easier! That’s why we often see our motivation to exercise drop. It’s true, exercise becomes more difficult at this time of year, but it’s not impossible! And trust us, the physical and mental health benefits from exercising are worth it… so we’ve put together some top tips for staying fit this winter.
June 28 2021
Upcycling, recycling … they sound pretty similar right? Wrong! So, what’s the difference between the two? We’re here to break it down for you (Yes, we prefer upcycling, but breaking it down is much more appropriate in this case… confused? Read on).
June 15 2021
Confused about what spent grain is? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Allow us to explain… when producing beer, brewers soak malted barley to give the beer body and flavour. This malted barley is mashed to extract protein, sugar and nutrients. The resulting liquid is used to make beer and the spent grain is left behind. ‘Spent’ indicates that the grain has already been used, meaning it cannot be used in the process to produce more beer. Put simply, it’s the waste leftover after breweries have produced beer.
May 18 2021
We are excited to announce our award for NZ Life and Leisure's 2021 Food Producer Awards.
Our Upcycled Grain Project Crackers won Bronze. It was lovely to hear that the judging team connected with our story of 'upcycling' and minimising waste; "fantastic initiative to turn a waste product from brewing into a food source. Innovative and reduces waste. local, healthy ingredients".
May 14 2021
Did you see our delicious 'upcycled' snacks featuring in the latest FMCG Business Magazine. We love sharing our 'upcycling' journey and hope you enjoy reading.
February 16 2021
Where recycling involves the destruction of waste in order to create something new, upcycling is about creatively repurposing discarded items in their current state to create something new and even more valuable.