NO GLITTER OR GLOW STICKS / GLOW JEWELLERY
Glitter is a micro-plastic - it's made of tiny pieces of plastic mixed with shiny metals like aluminium. When it ends up in the sea or on the land, it acts a pollutant and makes its way into the marine food chain. Try compostable 'bio-glitter' alternatives (Auckland’s BodyFX will be stocking bio-glitter at Splore) or don a sparkle-heavy costume to shine the night away.

Most glow sticks and bracelets end up split open and painted on sunburnt bodies (bad idea - major skin irritant). 100% of 'glow stuff' ends up in landfill after just one night. Desperate to glow? Try UV body paint (remove before bed or going swimming).

CULTURAL APPRECIATION

Cultural appropriation happens when a culturally important garment or sacred symbol is worn as a costume or fashion trend, and is stripped of its significance and context, especially when items from a minority culture are worn by someone from a colonial culture. 

Culture is not a costume.

There’s a fine line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation: we ask Splorers to be mindful of your costume choices. While some people might call it politically correct, we just call it showing respect and love for your fellow humans! 

There are plenty of ways to explore ritual, ceremony, mysticism, mana, and spirituality. Channel your powerful inner vibe: be bold, be subtle, be unexpected! Click here to read more.

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BYOB - Bring your own water bottle
Two minutes to drink, up to 1000 years to break down. We don't sell single-use plastic water bottles onsite. Please BYO reusable water bottle and fill it up at our free water stations, or purchase a reusable Globelet water bottle onsite. 

Buy well, buy once (or borrow)
Think about what goes into the products that you buy - will they end up in the bin in six months’ time? This website stocks some of the products you should only need to buy once.

If you don’t have what you need for Splore, don’t buy a cheap, badly-made version - just borrow it. This goes for gumboots, rain jackets, chilly bins, air beds, tents. 

You’ll have lots of chances to make ethical purchases from our vendors, many of whom give new life to products by selling beautiful second hand clothing and recycled or up-cycled goods. 

 Keep an eye out for our Leave No Trace hubs in the campgrounds: you can bring your recycling, compost, batteries, and any surplus items like camping gear here. 

Keep an eye out for our Leave No Trace hubs in the campgrounds: you can bring your recycling, compost, batteries, and any surplus items like camping gear here.