22 October 2020

Kaipara compost feasibility study

Earlier this year, we commissioned a feasibility study to ascertain suitability for community composting in Kaipara.

Prepared by Impact consulting and funded by the Ministry for the Environment, the study is comprehensive in it’s detail. It includes recent statistics on how much of our organic waste is going to landfill annually, information in support of diverting organic waste from landfill, and complete costings and capacity estimations for diversion solutions.

It is a rather hefty document!
For this reason, we have decided to pull out and highlight key points from the study in an infographic slideshow to make it more digestible.
You can also download the full study here.

Recent posts
Why repairing is good for people AND planet

Why repairing is good for people AND planet

If enjoying a cup of tea and biccie in the sun while your trusty trousers or old kettle get repaired, then Repair Cafes are the place for you.  Last Saturday we hosted our first Repair Cafe in partnership with the legends at the Mangawhai Shed. Repair Cafes have...

Building Out Waste in Mangawhai: Feasibility Study complete

Building Out Waste in Mangawhai: Feasibility Study complete

The findings of the construction waste feasibility study, Building Out Waste in Mangawhai, were officially launched at Mangawhai Golf Club. The project aims to implement viable options for the diversion of construction waste from landfill.  The event was well...

It’s International Compost Awareness week!

It’s International Compost Awareness week!

It is no secret that we are big fans of compost, so when compost awareness week comes around, we are happy to take the opportunity to spread the word! In Kaipara, 41% of our kerbside landfill waste is organic (compostable) - so we have a huge opportunity to be...

Why Waste-to-Energy is Not the Solution for Our Future

Why Waste-to-Energy is Not the Solution for Our Future

Waste-to-energy (WTE) has been promoted as a solution to our growing waste problem, but recent studies show that it is not a viable long-term solution. In fact, it poses more harm than good to the environment and public health. Sustainable Kaipara is responding to the...

Let’s move on from single-use!

Let’s move on from single-use!

Recycling is largely ingrained in our society as part of keeping our environment safe, clean and reducing harm. However, reducing consumption and removing single use items from our economy is far more impactful. Transitioning from the linear economy - where we take...

Categories