Communication Case Study

Waste Wise Business Program for the Northern Regional Waste Management Group

Arcadian Solutions was contracted to conduct 15 construction and demolition site reviews, develop action plans, prepare case studies and facilitate an industry forum for the Construction and Demolition (C&D) Sectors. View the Final Report.

A process was designed in which Arcadian Solutions engaged 15 construction and demolition businesses to participate in the program. A site visit was organized to review site practices and conduct a walk through visual assessment. Following this initial review, a discussion was held with the business owner or site manager to identify opportunities for waste minimisation actions for incorporation in their Waste Wise Action Plan.

Follow up site meetings were conducted to review implementation progress of Waste Wise Action Plans. The Waste Wise Action Plans were then written up by Arcadian Solutions and provided to each business for comment and refinement. Once each plan was finalised they were submitted to the NRWMG and EcoRecycle to initiate the badging of the businesses’ under the Waste Wise program.

The outcomes of the Waste Wise Action Plans have been summarised in summary case studies. The aim of the case studies was to profile the companies’ process for developing their Waste Wise action plans, the lessons learnt, any process changes in their operations to address waste minimisation, and barriers faced in preparing the plan.

Outcomes of this Waste Wise Business program included:

  • Facilitation of C&D Regional Industry Advisory Group
  • Facilitation of 15 C&D Waste Wise action plans
  • 5 case studies of waste reduction achievements & opportunities
  • An industry workshop to share successes
  • A final report outlining key waste reduction recommendations