The Chamber is dedicated to acting in a sustainable manner, as well as providing resources for and inspiring the wider Waikato business community to do the same. Below is an overview of what we are currently doing or plan to do.

In 2024 we intend to increase what we are doing in this area, as well as promote our members' sustainability efforts through our promotion channels. If you would like to cooperate with us or share what you or your business are doing in the sustainability field, please contact Rob.

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Chamber member, Treadlite, lead the way in tyre recycling, driving towards a greener, more sustainable future. As the sole tyre recycling plant in New Zealand processing end-of-life rubber-based products, They’re dedicated to making a significant impact on the environment and communities, driving towards a greener, more sustainable future.

Based in Cambridge, the Head Office is the hub of innovation and excellence in the recycling industry. Their facilities utilise cutting-edge technology to transform used tyres into valuable raw materials. Through an innovative approach, they actively promote a full circular eco concept, ensuring that every part of the recycling process contributes to a cleaner and more efficient recycling loop.

Find out more here.

MyNoke Worm Food Bins

We’ve been following eagerly the progress of our members MyNoke so are excited that their Worm Food Bins are now available to businesses in Hamilton that are looking for a sustainable organic waste collection service, diverting from landfill.

Sign up for the service, and not only will you be decreasing your environmental footprint, but if you’re a Chamber member we’ll profile your efforts on our platforms!

Find out more and sign up here.


Throughout the year, the Chamber will organise events focused on or related to sustainability topics.

Waikato Construction Waste Stories

Waste from construction and demolition is estimated to make up around half of the total amount of waste going to landfill in New Zealand.

Right here in the Waikato we have lots of amazing organisations rethinking their approach to waste in a way that’s better for business, better for our environment and better for our communities.

Hamilton City Council and Waikato Regional Council have collaborated to create a video series showcasing some of these stories as a way to inspire action and continue the conversation about how we can all make a difference when it comes to construction and demolition waste.

Check out the full video on the right or the short versions here, which feature our members Foster Group Limited, APL, Naylor Love, Stark Property and Downey Construction Ltd.

Instep Carbon and Sustainability Programme

The Chamber participates in Instep’s Carbon and Sustainability Programme. This means we have committed to taking action to reduce our environmental impact, and will undergo an independent carbon assessment throughout the year with the goal of reducing our carbon footprint. 

We will share the process we go through and our results with our members over the next year as we go through the programme.

Find out more here.

Future of Transport Expo

To support the Waikato EV ecosystem, we plan to hold a Future of Transport Expo in 2024 to show local businesses the range of options they have to help transition to greener modes of transport.

If you would like to participate in this event, please contact Rebecca.


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