saveBOARD is focused on building a circular economy by turning composite packaging waste, back into low carbon products that re-enter the local supply chain eliminating future waste.
Closed Loop Solution
Our core business is to provide a Closed Loop solution for composite packaging (such as milk cartons, ingredients bags, coffee cups and soft plastics) by turning them into low carbon products that are commonly used in the building industry.
We can also create circular economy solutions for our clients by integrating their own packaging waste (construction soft plastics, composite packaging) into the building products they use on their own build. Check out our YouTube video as a recent example.
saveBOARD also provides a product stewardship programme (take back) for our own products rather than create another waste problem*. During construction the off cuts and waste saveBOARD products can be separated at source into a saveBOARD Bulk bag that can be provided for larger projects. Instead of going to landfill, the saveBOARD waste can be returned to our facility to be shredded and reused in our boards. This enables us to provide a Zero Waste solution to our clients and reuse the boards as feed stock to our plant.
We do not charge for this service - we have a ZERO gate fee, however the client is responsible for the transport cost which is normally less than the cost of landfill so a direct project saving.
saveBOARD also provides End of Life recovery of used boards for reprocessing and recycling into future saveBOARD products. Our view is that all every new building should have a 'building passport' so future generations know what the materials are and where they are located within the building envelope. Then a building can be deconstructed, materials reused, refurbished, remanufactured or recycled appropriately minimising waste.
*Construction and demolition waste make up half of New Zealand’s total waste going to landfill. An Auckland study shows construction waste by weight is made up of timber (20%), plasterboard (13%), packaging (5%), metal (5%) and other (45%). Separation at source is key to construction waste minimisation.