18 Apr 2023 Circular Economy

Ditching the skip through improved planning, practice and collaboration (Benton)

Master Builder Nigel Benton was sending skip after skip of construction and demolition waste to landfill. 

With a new project to build eight terraced townhouses in Auckland he wanted to transform the construction process to reduce waste. He set an ambitious target to divert 90% of waste by weight generated on site from landfill. Similar developments typically produce approximately 16 tonnes of waste - that’s about the same weight as eight cars.