Building out waste in the construction sector

The construction industry is one of the largest contributors to landfill in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The built environment is also responsible for 15% of this country's greenhouse gas emissions

To eliminate waste throughout the construction process, we need to transition from a ‘take-make-waste’ linear economy to a circular one. We need to design out waste from the get go and recognise ‘waste’ as a resource, rather than rubbish.

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Action Groups

Leveraging the power of design to build out waste

On 10th October, we held a seminar to explore how we can leverage the power of design to build out waste. We heard about the bad (instances where waste has been designed into the construction process) as well as the good (projects where waste and carbon have been designed out). We also learnt about effective on-site practices and products and services that enable reuse and waste minimisation.

Watch the seminar