Tips, Tools and Guides

 Everyone has choices. make the GOOD ones.

50% of all NZ landfill waste

Comes from the construction and demolition industry

easy steps for sustainability

For businesses who want to make a simple start on their journey

20 tips to cut energy 

Which means your business or organisation will save money!

zero waste to landfill by 2040

Is the Auckland Council Waste Strategy target

Construction and Building Tips

Products end up as waste during construction through off-cuts, mistakes, temporary works, poor workmanship, inefficient installation or because of damage. During demolition, products become waste when they cannot be salvaged efficiently or cannot be recycled or reused.

NZ Green Building Council are your go-to resource for detailed and building industry specific information and resources including better building and waste reduction.

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A Guide to Sustainable Business Practice

The Simply Sustainable Business Model illustrates an evolution in the business cycle. To begin with natural resources are used by Suppliers and turned into Products. As part of this manufacturing process waste is generated and put into the Environment.

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The 20 Step Guide to Cutting Energy Bills in Your Business

Here's a great guide for small and medium sized businesses that shows you how to reduce energy use and save money.

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Help your business. Help Auckland.

Auckland Council has set an ambitious goal for a zero-waste region, read how this affects your business and how you will be encouraged to help.

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THE WASTE HIERACHY

The solid waste management hierarchy illustrates the preferred order for managing waste to minimise its environmental impacts.

The most important steps are to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost.

The next step is to recover which refers to the recovery of energy and additional metals from residential garbage.

Disposing waste into landfill is the least desirable option for managing waste.

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