Mark Roberts is a senior waste planning advisor at Auckland Council. After two decades refining information systems for corporates in NZ and the UK, Mark has a strong understanding of how resource efficiency can be a positive force for business and community. He has devoted the last 15 years to working with a wide range of organisations on energy use, waste minimisation and resource recovery.
Mark is currently working on integrating deconstruction techniques and waste minimisation into construction and demolition to provide positive social outcomes. With a strong personal interest in DIY using recovered materials, he comes equipped with a drop saw and a hammer drill and he isn’t afraid to use them. Mark holds a BSc (Hons.) from The Open University and a MMgnt from Massey University.
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.