Building Out Waste

May 10, 2021 / Uncategorized

Building Out Waste

Xtreme Zero Waste Ltd has launched an exciting new project looking at construction and demolition waste in Raglan. Construction and Demolition makes up 50% of waste to landfill in Aotearoa, 95% of which could be reused or recycled. The team; Emma Martin, Rick Thorpe and Ian Mayes, Eco Building Advisor are working with local tradies, landowners and designers to rethink and reduce construction waste in Raglan.   

“We hope to continue this conversation that many tradies are already having, and to support zero waste ambition with further containment systems and education”  Emma says, “we are running a series of workshops, audits of local building and demolition sites, waste stream research and are producing a brochure with advice for the local building community”. 

Xtreme continues to refer to the Waste Heirarchy where Reduce and Reuse are steps above Recycle. In construction world this means: rethinking design, refusing non-recyclable materials, reducing the amount of materials on site, reusing over supply and offcuts and as a last option disposing of waste to appropriate disposal streams.  

This project has been made possible with support from Waikato Regional Council and Rangitahi Ltd. 

Come and join the conversation at our next workshop TBC in June – follow us on Facebook @xtremezerowaste for updates. For more information, please contact Emma at