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.
Circular Economy Solutions
Our core business is to provide Circular Economy solutions 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 bulk bag. 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. Note returned products must be 100% saveBOARD, free of nails, screws and organic material so not to damage our equipment. It must also be cut in strips of no more than 300mm by 1200mm and can be returned in bulk bags or on non returnable pallets.
In addition, saveBOARD provides an End-of-Life programme for used boards as feedstock for future saveBOARD products. Returned products must be 100% saveBOARD, free of nails, screws and organic material so not to damage our equipment. It must also be cut into strips of no more than 300mm by 1200mm and can be returned in bulk bags or on non returnable pallets.
We do not charge for this service - however the client is responsible for the transport cost to our plant/s at an agreed schedule of delivery and we reserve the right to either reject boards not precut to allow for recycling or charge a ‘pre-production cost recovery fee’ to allow for recycling.
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. A New Zealand 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.