What is a site waste minimisation plan?
Posted on Thursday 03 August, 2023
Proposed Building for Climate Change Amendments to the Building Act 2004 and a number of media driven stories have dragged the construction sector into the spotlight when it comes to the waste the sector produces recently. Some figures suggest that the construction sector in Aotearoa is responsible for up to 50% of the waste that goes to landfill.
To counter this, there has been a shift by some organisations to increase the weighting of non-price criteria relating to sustainability in the tendering process. Auckland City Council recently announced their intentions to pursue social and sustainable outcomes whenever goods, services or works are procured and have indicated that some tenders will include a sustainability weighting as high as 15%.
So, what does this mean for the construction sector?