scoop.co.nz 24 Mar, 2021 19:15 am

Reduce Waste – Build A House

Reduce Waste – Build A House
saveBOARD product samples  New Zealand builders will soon be able to replace plywood, particle board and plaster board, with low carbon, environmentally sustainable construction boards made from packaging waste such as used beverage cartons, soft ...

New Zealand builders will soon be able to replace plywood, particle board and plaster board, with low carbon, environmentally sustainable construction boards made from packaging waste such as used beverage cartons, soft plastics and coffee cups.The waste-to-building material technology is being brought to New Zealand by saveBOARD, a new venture backed by Freightways, Tetra Pak and Closed Loop.The first New Zealand saveBOARD plant will be at Te Rapa near Hamilton and its first production run is scheduled for late 2021.saveBOARD Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Paul Charteris says making high-performance low carbon building materials using 100% recycled materials from everyday waste is a game-changer that will transform the construction industry in New Zealand.

“It’s an investment in what we believe will be a very compelling business, offering a brand-new sustainable product to one of New Zealand’s largest industries,” he says.Using proven, patented technology which has been operating for over 12 years, the material is upcycled from waste into affordable, high performance, low carbon building materials.

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