Waste to Value Advantage

By developing critical waste-to-energy infrastructure, biomass thermal plants and other locally sourced energy alternatives, New Zealand will make massive efficiency gains. By embracing sustainable and efficient industrial processes, we’ll be able to use our potential waste-to-energy advantage to get ahead both environmentally and economically.

Waste in New Zealand has typically been viewed as a problem – and one that can impose significant cost on commercial operations. There is, however, a growing appreciation that waste can be approached as a potential resource. Fundamentally changing our thinking about waste, its constituent parts, and our approach to its management, can improve operational efficiencies and create commercial opportunities. The Waste to Value Advantage seeks to identify such efficiencies and opportunities and facilitate their operational viability. Opportunities can arise across the waste spectrum and take many forms, from large-scale waste to energy generation to SMEs composting organic matter at the community level.

Increasing energy independence will reduce our carbon emissions, reduce waste to landfills, and limit the exposure of toxicity to the environment. We’ll also be able to avoid oil and coal dependency, provide skilled employment and create high value exportable IP and manufactured products. The global industry around waste-to-value management is predicted to be worth $200 billion by 2015.

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