Envirocon Selected as Finalist in AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards

10 June 2016

Envirocon has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.

Recognised for excellence in the Sustainability category, Envirocon will join finalists across ten categories at this year’s awards. 

“Each year an estimated 270,000 tonnes of waste concrete are generated in New Zealand, that’s enough to build seven sky towers! Envirocon aims to divert this waste from landfill and upcycle it into precast concrete products. It’s a truly sustainable solution.” Says Jack Bright, Scheme Manager. “We’re proud to be included in the finalists of the 2016 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards. It is important we acknowledge our members, Allied Concrete, Holcim Concrete, and Stevenson Concrete; without their support our scheme would not exist.”

Now into their eleventh year the AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards are the only national performance measure for New Zealand business support organisations. 

“AUT’s Business School differentiates itself with the depth of engagement with industry for the benefit of staff and students. These annual awards are one of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to industry,” says AUT Business School Acting Dean, Professor Kate Kearins.  

Winners of the ten category awards and the supreme award will be named at a gala dinner on 5 October.

For more information please contact Bianca Lopez, bianca.lopez@envirocon.co.nz

About Envirocon

Envirocon is a product stewardship scheme accredited by the Minister for the Environment under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. The Scheme provides a sustainable end of life management solution for ready mix concrete waste. It is the only accredited construction related scheme. 

The aim of the Scheme is to eliminate all waste created through the concrete batching process - that is, wet waste ready mix concrete, washout fines, and waste water. The Scheme specifically excludes demolition waste concrete.

 Upcycling is a key prinicple of the Envirocon Scheme. Upcycling is about using waste products to produce value added goods. Envirocon achieves this by capturing wet concrete and turning it into the unique Interbloc Modular Wall System. Through upcycling, Envirocon can halt the inflation of disposal costs, develop more efficient collection systems, and help create a more sustainable construction industry.