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25/01/24

Cartons saved from landfill

Organisers of a local recycling project are celebrating as 72,000 food and beverage cartons saved from landfill in the past 18 months are transported to Hamilton for recycling into wall board.
 

Hamilton recycling firm saveBOARD take collected food and beverage cartons (often known by the brand name Tetra Paks) from across New Zealand and use compression and heat to turn them into wall board.

06/11/23

APCO Award to saveBOARD & Tetra Pak

saveBOARD and Tetra Pak have secured the 2023 Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Improved Recycling Systems Award, showcasing our efforts in the world of recycling and sustainability.

This award shows the importance of collaboration throughout a products life cycle. At saveBOARD we have partnered with key industry brands and producers.

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30/08/23

MILKLAB and saveBOARD recycle waste into exhibition display

Plant-based and dairy milk manufacturer MILKLAB has used its stand at the Melbourne International Coffee Exhibition (MICE) to showcase a novel sustainable building material made from recycled waste including long-life milk cartons and coffee cups.

 

The stand was made with sustainable materials including saveBOARD

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16/06/23

KFC rebuilds its South Penrith store using recycled materials

KFC South Penrith is the first quick-service restaurant to use saveBOARD’s 99% recycled product in several stores across Australia.

This means every KFC restaurant using saveBOARD will divert 250 kg of waste to over 1 metric tonne depending on the size of the store.

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27/04/23

Artificial Intelligence 
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.

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30/03/23

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.

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14/03/23

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.

L-R_ Paul Charteris (saveBOARD); Kathy Giunta,  NSW EPA; Nathaniel Smith MP, ; Matt Gould,

28/02/23

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.

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22/02/23

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.

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21/02/23

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.

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03/02/23

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”.

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22/01/23

Packaging waste the new plasterboard

In the circular economy, there are words and there is action.

"There's definitely no shortage of ideas out there ... there's a million of them," supply chain specialist Chris Collimore says.

"But the big gap is commercial sustainability."

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26/11/22

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.

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24/11/22

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?

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14/11/22

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.

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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…

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