While this may be a one-off for Jo, she believes this is the start of a new way of working.
“My goal is to change the industry so less timber needs to be imported. We can reduce our massive carbon footprint and source things from our own backyard. I think we can cut less forests down and still make good high-quality products.”
The waste minimisation team at Wellington City Council are really excited to see how well this project is progressing, says manager Jenny Elliott.
“To really reduce waste and transition towards a circular economy we need to think differently and challenge the status quo. There’s so much creativity in the arts and this project, seeing demolition timber as a resource, and turning it into something beautiful and practical, is a great example of the opportunities that exist and the kind of thinking we need.”
This project was able to happen with funding from the Waste Minimisation Seed Fund – Organics Diversion fund. Find out more on our website.