Sustainable Kaipara is launching a new project to undertake a feasibility study to tackle construction waste in Mangawhai.
Building Out Waste in Mangawhai is a feasibility study to evaluate viable options for the diversion of construction waste in Mangawhai. The Mangawhai area is one of the fastest growing residential areas in New Zealand with its population expected to more than double by 2051 making up 86% of Kaipara’s population growth over the next 30 years creating a building boom.
Construction and demolition waste makes up 40–50% of NZ’s total waste to landfill. For new builds it’s estimated that between 22-33m3 of waste is generated per house. This is a significant issue for a semi-rural community with massive population growth and no landfill within the district.
The feasibility study will complete an independent report that quantifies the size and scope of construction waste in Mangawhai and an implementation plan for potential solutions and approaches, including from a Te Ao Māori perspective.
We will also run an industry engagement campaign to understand and bring awareness to the building waste issue in Mangawhai.
The project is funded through the competitive Waste Minimisation Fund from the Ministry for the Environment. Co-funded by Vermont Street Partners who are keen to support better construction waste management. Other project partners include Smith Construction, Finess Group and ITM Mangawhai.
The project is being launched at ITM Mangawhai on Monday 11th July at 10-10.30am. All are welcome.
Sustainable Kaipara has been running local waste minimisation projects for the last four years. Their Closing the Loop project has worked with schools, businesses and events to assess and implement waste minimisation solutions. The Community Compost collects food scraps from 50 households and businesses locally to divert this important resource from landfill and create nutrient rich compost.