Duncan is an energy and sustainability specialist at Auckland Council. He works on mainstreaming sustainability throughout Auckland Council’s wider corporate property portfolio and operations in support of the Auckland Plan and Low Carbon Action Plan. His role makes Auckland Council more efficient through sustainability initiatives and strategies including waste minimisation, travel planning, water and energy management, and the implementation of environmental management systems. This involves developing strategy, implementing programmes, and advising staff on sustainable ideas and practice. Duncan holds a MSc and BA from The University of Auckland.
Introducing Auckland’s Waste Plan – which has an aspirational vision for Auckland to be Zero Waste by 2040 – taking care of people and the environment, and turning waste into resources.
In this panel discussion, hear practical examples of what businesses and the commercial sector are doing to reduce waste over a range of industries including shopping malls, the construction and demolition sector, and Auckland Council – the latter of which has reduced waste by 30 per cent over the last six years and is now including waste outcomes in its procurement of services.