Great Barrier Island Composting Feasibility Study

Great Barrier Island Composting Feasibility Study
August 2009 - November 2009
Project Challenge: 
Small deceasing remote island population with decreasing ratable population and high unemployment coupled with a five-fold increase in population over the holiday period – predominantly ‘boatie’ and holiday makers, seeking viable financial , social and cultural solution.
Our Role: 

1. Undertake extensive analysis of the situation from on site visit and in-depth interviews;
2.  Investigate current waste streams and measure their quantities;
3. Assess the viability of on island composting solutions;
4. Assess on island market for compost.

Outcomes & Benefits: 

- Strategies and options made available

- Next steps identified and agreed to.