The solution to this challenge consisted of different parametres, and the Mil-tek franchisee in New Zealand was involved in the project.
Recyclable waste compacted with a Mil-tek baler
Huge amounts of waste needed to avoid being send to the overflowing landfill, and instead transported to the mainland for recycling. In order to optimize this process, a H501 Mil-tek baler was installed at the island, powered by generators. The machine baled all waste materials that needed to be transported back to the mainland for recycling – with up to 90% volume reduction – thus making the transport more manageable, cheaper and environmentally friendly.
Anamata Resource Recovery established
Anamata Resource Recovery was established – a facility responsible for all the recycling on the island. People can drop off unwanted items and materials, and then Anamata either reuse and recycle it into new products or ships it to recycling and repurposing facilities on the mainland.
Zero waste to landfill by 2040
New recycling goals were set up, among those a goal of zero waste to landfill at Great Barrier Island by 2040.