CivilShare is making it easier for the construction industry to give unwanted materials a new life and to avoid sending waste to landfill.
About 86 per cent of the waste that goes to landfill comes from commercial and related activities according to the 2018 Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.
CivilShare is a marketplace for people in the construction industry to buy, sell, trade, and share resources. It allows users to optimise waste generated from projects – something that was much more difficult to do in the past.
Last September, CivilShare received a grant from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund to add additional functionalities to their CivilShare app. This helped them to increase the amount of construction and demolition waste being diverted from landfill.
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Have you got a great zero-waste idea?
Applications open 1 September for grants of up to $50,000 from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF).
If you represent a business, iwi/Māori group, or an education or community group with a project that will help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, you could be eligible to apply.