Let’s talk construction and demolition waste (reduction)
Construction and demolition (C&D) waste accounts for nearly half of all material going to landfill in New Zealand.
With growing customer demand for sustainability, a shortage of construction materials and a waste levy having kicked in at landfills that take construction and demolition waste, now’s the time for the industry to tackle the issue.
We’ve working with the Hastings District Council to get the conversation started in the construction and demolition sector in Hawke’s Bay through a series of breakfasts.
We’re inviting everyone in the sector, from the smallest operators to the biggest players, to join us at the tradie-friendly start time of 7am, over three dates – we’re even throwing in a coffee and a pie for breakfast.
23 August, 7am
A look at the principles of reducing waste, the size of the problem, what’s happening in the space and what you can start to do.
Hastings District Council will talk about the findings of their SWAP (solid waste assessment protocol), looking at the size of the problem and the breakdown of construction waste going to landfill.
With: Hastings District Council, 3R Group
6 September, 7am
Material recovery strategies – how to reduce waste once it gets on your site and how to reduce your waste off site. How to communicate with your team about waste and potential material outflows and second life material options.
With: Bin Hire, Atkin Construction and Wharariki Trust
20 September, 7am
The final event will look at procurement and design and its impact on reducing waste.
With: Mitre 10, QPod and DCA Architects of Transformation.
Location: 3R Group, 207 Karamu Road North