'SHOVEL-READY' PROJECTS ENCOURAGED TO BE SUSTAINABLE

The Government’s being pressed on its commitment to the environment as it prepares to counter the economic impact of Covid-19

 03/05/2020

Nicole Brenmer reports for TV1.

The Green Building Council is calling for all "shovel ready" projects to be sustainable to reduce landfill waste countrywide.

The Council's call comes as industrial waste plants reopen, and the construction sector gets back to work after the lockdown.

"Covid-19 gives us a huge opportunity to reset and think about this," says Andrew Eagles, Green Building Council Chief Executive.

"There is a real opportunity for the Government to be leading by not just funding but walking the walk and reducing waste themselves on these 'shovel ready projects they're talking about."

Green Gorilla offers Auckland construction, commercial and industrial companies a sustainable option than waste companies that dump waste directly to landfill.

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