On Wednesday 16 August Auckland’s ‘Build Out Waste’ leadership group moved indoors to escape the inclement weather with a networking event to bring together around 25 people from Auckland’s construction community.
The networking event was a chance to hear and share key updates, connect and reconnect, as well as provide input into the key levers for change within the construction industry around waste minimisation.
With New Zealand having one of the highest rates of construction waste per capita, currently dumping close to 580,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste each year, a dedicated leadership group was needed to expedite the reduction in our waste.
The group was created by James Griffin, Sustainable Business Network (SBN), and Mark Roberts, Head of waste minimisation at Auckland Council and came about as a starting point from which to increase momentum for the Council’s goal to reduce construction waste to landfill by 50% in the year 2027.
In addition to this, the group will be involved in supporting the upcoming ‘Build Out Waste and Low Carbon Masterclass’ being hosted by the SBN and held on October 7th at Unitec’s Mt Albert campus in Auckland. READ MORE
The masterclass is open to anyone interested in hearing from industry leaders about the latest waste minimisation innovations, collaborating with like-minded people, gaining tools to help increase awareness within people’s networks and take an active part in reaching the 2027 goal.
If you are interested in being part of, or supporting any of the above, please feel free to contact James Griffin at [email protected]