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Economate at Falling Walls Lab, Royal Society NZ

Twenty competitors from institutes across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands converged to present innovative and groundbreaking concepts and advances in science. Supported by the German Embassy and Germany-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce judges were present from the Royal Society NZ, German Embassy and Callaghan Innovation.

With just 3 minutes to pitch, Economate’s Katy presented on the benefits Economate brings to schools, construction companies and the local council through waste being redirected to community projects. Addressing both the limitations of school budgets and the 33,000 tonnes of construction timber that enters landfill, Economate offers a solution to both. Construction companies, in diverting their waste can save hundreds of dollars each year as an incentive to take a little effort in sorting their waste.

Katy’s talk focused on the need for behavioural change to incentivise the construction industry and challenge teachers and students to utilise waste material in technology.

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