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The other half of NZ’s waste problem standard

By Dominic Salmon, 3R Group Business Development – Sustainable Solutions The housing crisis and construction boom are common headlines these days, but what seldom makes the news is the waste created by the sector. For the average person when we think about waste going to landfill we see the stuff in our rubbish bins at home or at work, but a major portion of what goes to landfill in New Zealand is actually from the construction and demolition sector. This isn’t to say we can ease up on efforts to reduce household waste. Construction and demolition (C&D) waste, which goes to class 2 landfills, is inert while household waste, which goes to municipal landfills (class 1), can create greenhouse gasses ...

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