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  BU523 Reducing waste from building sites

BU523.jpgThe construction industry is a major consumer of raw materials and a source of greenhouse gas emissions. Construction wastes constitute nearly a third of all solid wastes generated in New Zealand.

The separation of waste streams on site plus careful planning, ordering and storing of materials can minimise waste going to landfill or cleanfill.

This bulletin covers:

  • New Zealand Waste Strategy and the Waste Minimisation Act 2008
  • developing a waste management plan
  • designing to reduce waste
  • managing waste on site
  • REBRI.

Publication date: June 2010 Keywords: building site, environment, management, recycling