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saveBOARD in the News

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19/09/22

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...

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01/07/22

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.

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25/06/22

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.

From left Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate and saveBOARD Production Supervisor Steve Sorenso

17/06/22

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.

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09/06/22

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.

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18/05/22

GOVT URGED TO RETHINK CUTTING CARTONS FROM KERBSIDE RECYCLING

There's concern the Government's making a massive misstep by planning to exclude certain cartons from all kerbside recycling.

See attached link to article and small video

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16/05/22

FOOD CARTONS AND PACKAGING UPCYCLED INTO BUILDING PRODUCTS

Paul was interviewed by Stuff at our Hamilton plant and tour of the facility. 

See attached link to article and small video

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01/05/22

BACK TO THE WALL

We were featured in the May edition of Kia Ora - Air New Zealand in flight magazine.

To read the story follow the link below:

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06/04/2022

THE RUBBISH GIB REPLACEMENT

We featured on New Zealand TV programme called Seven Sharp. 

Our story is the most watched episode in 2022 with over 300,000 replays (YouTube, Facebook, Ondemand) + live audience of 500,000

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31/03/2022

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…

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30/03/2022

CONSTRUCTION MIQ CLOSES AFTER HELPING HUNDREDS

Nearly 600 hundred people were approved to enter New Zealand via the now closed construction group allocation for Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) and seven of them helped save a new Hamilton company from possible disaster…

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20/02/2022

The Hamilton startup transforming coffee cups and soft plastics into gib board

SaveBoard has the backing of a major logistics company and is selling into a market short on in-demand building supplies. But even its CEO says the low-carbon building materials startup can’t save the industry.

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15/02/2022

HAMILTON PLANT CONVERTS 4,000 TONNES OF WASTE

Freightways have invested $2.7M in saveBOARD, an innovative solution that upcycles packaging waste into construction boards.

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23/11/2021

HOT DEMAND FOR CONSTRUCTION BOARDS MADE FROM WASTE

The waste-to-building technology has been brought to New Zealand by saveBOARD, the company recently opening up its first plant in Te Rapa, near Hamilton....

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25/03/2021

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

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20/09/2021

RECYCLED BEVERAGE CARTON WALLS FOR AUSSIE BUILDINGS

Australian builders will soon be able to replace plywood, particle board, and plaster board with low carbon, environmentally sustainable construction boards made from packaging was…