The construction industry is one of the country’s largest waste producers by weight. It makes up around half of all waste going to landfill, but industry leaders are creating innovations to recover valuable materials instead of letting them go to waste.
Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) funds projects from businesses, local iwi, and education and community groups that will divert waste from landfill. Waste minimisation start-ups and initiatives are encouraged to think about how funding could enhance or expand their work. Grants range from $250 – $50,000 and are funded by the Council’s waste levy.