Construction and demolition waste are reported by BRANZ to make up to 50% of all landfill waste in New Zealand. This is waste on a grand scale, waste of resources, waste of consumption, waste of energy. There must be a better way. Join our experts to hear how some construction sites are managing their waste to reduce this statistic and Sustainable Business Network's advice to the sector.
James Griffin, General Manager Projects and Advisory, Sustainable Business Network
The best way to reduce waste is not to create it in the first place. James will explain how Circular Economy thinking can reduce C&D waste.
Kirsty Quickfall, Resource Recovery Adviser, Hamilton City Council
Under the newly adopted Waste Management and Minimisation bylaw, building site waste plans will need to set out how waste will be minimised on site. This will encourage project owners to think about waste early in the planning process, and plan for waste reduction in anticipation of an increase in waste levy rates. Kirsty will cover the new requirements in this area.
Sharon Scott, National Corporate Services and HR, Waste Management Ltd
In addition to explaining why Waste Management opted for Green Star, Sharon will delve into potential solutions for Construction and Demolition waste diversion in the Waikato region.
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