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BiForm Walks The Sustainability Talk

Sustainability and the use of eco-friendly building products is central to BiForm’s business ethos and the company has applied this across the business.

“When it comes to waste management, the focus is often on recycling,” BiForm Managing Director Tau Aupa’au says. “In fact when it comes to an effective waste policy there is more to the process than recycling.”

He says the usual waste minimisation hierarchy includes, in order of importance, prevention, reduction and reuse followed by recycling and recovery, with disposal being the least desirable option.

BiForm's free layout design and quoting process is crucial in preventing unnecessary waste on site. When BiForm receive project plans or dimensions their design team will create a recommended layout design for the area — prioritising the efficient use of their decking boards, minimising wastage while also delivering an outcome that is aesthetically pleasing.

“We decided to apply this wider approach in BiForm when it comes to managing our packaging,” Tau says. “When we pack our products we include a courier label which allows plastic wrap, cardboard corners, strapping and clips to be returned to us in the original shipping box.”

He says the company is then able to reuse as much of this material as possible with only a minimum amount going to landfill.

“Even then, we take care to use biodegradable material to minimise the impact on the environment,” he says.

“Customers and partners have not only embraced this initiative, but many are also promoting the approach for their own business and their suppliers,” he says. “Not only are we closing our own waste loop, we’re helping others become motivated to do the same.”

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