This paper seeks to document the state of play in the resource recovery and waste sector in New Zealand with a focus on the infrastructure used to manage New Zealand’s waste. This includes landfills, material recovery facilities and processing facilities.
The main challenge of the Nigerian building industry (NIB) is how best to manage the different kinds of wastes generated during the building procurement process and by so doing improve the sustainability record of the industry. The result of this study revealed that stakeholders in...
This study presents an application of the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) for the modelling of a chain of wastes.
Australians generate 2.7 tonnes of waste - per person, per year. Approximately, 40% of this waste ends up in landfill. This report addresses this dilemma in some way, recommending that the rubbish we create must be effectively, efficiently and sustainably dealt with.
Without proactive management from the general contractor, handoffs can result in the generation of waste, such as idle time between production activities, transport waste originating from an excessive number of mobilizations and demobilizations, and errors and omissions from miscommunication between trades. This paper discusses the...
Three waste streams will be diverted into a value adding composting system locally. The resultant compost and mulch will be utilised in municipal parks, gardens, ovals, street trees and community gardens.
Swan Hill Rural City Council engaged Rawtec to assist in the development of an Organics Waste Recovery Strategy. Rawtec undertook desktop research and consulted a range of stakeholders within the Swan Hill region to better understand the current volumes of organic waste, how it is...
Domestic kerbside collections in Aotearoa New Zealand vary significantly across the country. Inconsistencies lead to confusion among the public, incentivise waste to landfill, and can increase contamination in recycling. This report discusses ways to standardise domestic kerbside collections to increase consistency, reduce confusion for householders...
This report recognises that the federal, state and territory governments have, or are in the process of, setting admirable goals to reduce plastic waste. This report aims to contribute to this process by providing recommendations on the most problematic plastics leaking into the environment to...