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  • 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 19 March 2020
  • Unit 1B, 300 Grey Street, Hamilton
  • Holmes Consulting
  • Waikato
Price (exclusive of GST)
  • $0.00 for members
  • $20.00 for non-members
  • $0.00 for future thinker

Green Speak Waikato


Together with the Sustainable Business Network, NZGBC Waikato Forum brings you an evening of New perspectives on waste in the construction sector. We are collaborating with like-minded organisations to make Green Speak events even more relevant to the Waikato community.

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.

Your host for the evening is Amanda Bryan, Sustainability Leader for the Built Environment at Jacobs.

Circular economy perspective to designing out waste in the construction 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.

Waste plans – the whys and the whats

Kirsty Quickfall, Resource Recovery Adviser, City Waters

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.

A new Green Star head office and maintenance workshop, and ideas around C&D waste solutions in the Waikato

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.

Event timing

From 5 pm arrivals and networking
5.30 pm event starts
6.30 pm question time
6.45 pm networking
7.30 pm event close

SBN members and NZGBC Professionals apply for free entry here.

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