National Industry Updates 16 June 2022


With over 50% of Aotearoa's landfill coming from construction and demolition waste, the team at Cook Brothers are focused on making a concerted effort to reduce and reuse our waste material. We are looking full circle from our Sustainability Carpenters to our uniforms and branding.

We are particularly excited to begin using saveBOARD in place of the traditional ply on our site hoardings. This fantastic innovation is made out of products like milk cartons, ingredients bags, coffee cups and soft plastics that would have otherwise ended up in our landfills.
Every saveBOARD product purchased diverts an impressive 25kg of packaging waste from landfill.

Every board means 10kg fewer carbon emissions and less packaging in the landfill. Not only that, saveBOARD are 100% recyclable, meaning they can take the boards back at their end of life to create more boards! It is great to see parts of the construction industry transforming into a circular economy.

Keep an eye out for the boards as they start to roll out, and remember - it's only waste if you waste it!

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