saveBOARD in the News
changing the way recycling is done
A robot using artificial intelligence is being used for the first time to sort Victoria's recycling. The technology promises to streamline a complex system, and save hundreds of thousands of tonnes of recyclables ending up in landfill.
Recycling project builds a thirst for sustainable housing
The Federal and Queensland Labor Governments have announced saveBOARD will establish its first Queensland facility on the Gold Coast, thanks to more than $1.7 million in grant funding from the QRMF.
saveBOARD’s project will transform waste, including coffee cups, used beverage cartons, such as juice poppers, and soft plastics into high-performance building materials.
Doing good: Taranaki's 'environmental capitalist' helping landfills and building industry
Paul Charteris speaks with the measured and considered rhythm of a careful man, but he knows when to throw caution to the wind and take a risk.
That was five years ago and since then he has started the company SaveBoard, found business partners and millions of dollars worth of investment.
Hamilton waste innovator opens Tetra Pak recycling facility in Sydney
Hamilton-based packaging waste innovator saveBOARD just opened a special recyclingfacility in Warragamba, Australia, west of Sydney.
Following the model of its Hamilton plant in Te Rapa, the new Australian facility turns beverage carton packaging waste like Tetra Paks and coffee cups into sustainablebuilding materials saving soft plastics and mixed fibre from landfill.
Taranaki businessman opens recycling plant in Australia turning packaging into building materials
A Taranaki man who hopes to revolutionise both how we deal with waste and the materials we build with has opened a $5.5 million recycling facility in Australia to do just that. Paul Charteris, co-founder and CEO of New Zealand-based packaging waste company SaveBoard opened the facility in Warragamba in Sydney on Tuesday.
Recycled milk cartons to provide houses with good bones
A new recycling facility opening in Sydney’s south-west on Tuesday aims to do just that. The industry-led project, a collaboration between Tetra Pak and saveBOARD, will process up to 4000 tonnes of beverage cartons, including milk and juice cartons, each year and turn them into walls or floorboards.
Converting waste to environmentally conscious walls
Greater funding overseas has Upcycled wallboard business Saveboard expanding rapidly into Australia.
Paul Charteris was working to find a solution for Fonterra’s packaging waste when he stumbled on a building product solution in the US that was “too good not to do”.
OTAGO CONSTRUCTION FIRM EMBRACES saveBOARD
An Otago construction company is joining the "circular economy" by turning recyclable plastic into a new product called saveBOARD.
More than half of New Zealand’s landfill comes from construction and demolition waste, but Cook Brothers Construction hopes to change that by using the 100% recyclable product in its hoardings.
IS IT TIME TO DITCH SKIP BINS?
Thanks to a new initiative, Hamilton company saveBOARD can now recycle 90 percent of soft plastic wastes on-site back into reusable building products.
Ever looked at all the plastic wrapped around houses being built and wondered how it is disposed of when the building is finished?
SAVING THE WORLD, ONE BOARD AT A TIME
A global move towards eco-friendly building products, combined with an acute shortage of Gib board in New Zealand, have been dual serendipitous trends bearing down on the business of New Plymouth resident Paul Charteris.
The former engineer bought the IP for creating construction board from difficult-to-recycle packaging – Tetra Paks, soft plastics, coffee cups, and even discarded lottery tickets – from the US just four years ago.
Rolling Out Nation-First Recycling Reform
saveBOARD will receive $1 million in Victorian government funding for a new saveBOARD facility in Campbellfield.
The facility will recycle liquid paperboard beverage containers, coffee cups, soft plastics and other used packaging into sustainable building products.
KAINGA ORA PICKS WINNERS IN PLASTERBOARD KERFUFFLE.
Kainga Ora is paying for compliance testing of a substitute plasterboard from Thailand in the wake of political pressure to wean itself off its dependence on Fletcher Building GIB product.
The agency is also trialling saveBOARD as an option for its new builds given its sustainable and low-carbon properties...
FUTURE PROOF FACTORY...
The Te Rapa factory of Kiwi company saveBOARD, which converts packaging waste into environmentally sustainable construction boards, has been officially opened by Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate and Hamilton West MP Dr Gaurav Sharma.
See the Construction News article below:
SOFT PLASTICS RECYCLING & saveBOARD
Soft Plastics Scheme Manager Lyn Mayes spoke with TVNZ Breakfast about the recycling of soft plastics, and the ability for it to be turned into fence posts, gib-like material and more.
Go to 3:30 in the video to see the section about saveBOARD and how we are part of the NZ Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme.
The end of the skip and a 568,935-tonne problem for NZ?
An Auckland developer has cut his waste by 90%, and has managed to complete construction of eight terrace houses without the use of a skip.
The soft plastics are picked up by saveBOARD and converted into wall boards at its Hamilton plant. Some of those boards are going back to Benton’s site to be used as hoardings.
saveBOARD packaging waste to construction board plant officially opens in Te Rapa
The Te Rapa factory of New Zealand company saveBOARD, which converts packaging waste into environmentally sustainable construction boards, has been officially opened by Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate and Hamilton West MP Dr Gaurav Sharma.
GIB SHORTAGE: Can you swap in an alternative for your new build or renovation?
If your new home build has stalled because your builder can’t access a supply of Gib plasterboard for the wall linings, don’t expect an easy “fix”.
See attached link to article and saveBOARD as an alternative to the GIB shortage.
MORE DRINK CONTAINERS ABLE TO BE RECYCLED
An expanded drop-off service will make it easier for locals to recycle drink containers.
Liquid paperboard cartons, such as Tetra Pak, used for products such as plant-based milks, long-life milks and juice are unable to be recycled through the Dunedin City Council Rubbish…
REDUCE WASTE – BUILD A HOUSE
By November this year Kiwi builders will be able to replace plywood, particle board and plaster board, with saveBOARD, a high-performance interior and exterior cladding material made from packaging waste such as used beverage cartons, soft plastics and coffee cups