We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the completion of this study, for all the information received, the time they shared with us, and for sometimes-needed support in more difficult and pressured times.
A special thanks to our supervisor Geoff Kerr (Senior Lecturer, Lincoln University) for his support and a thorough critique of the draft and subsequent parts.
We would also like to thank our clients Zefanja Potgieter and Eric Park (Christchurch City Council Waste Management Unit) for their time, information sharing of waste management practices and critique of draft parts of the report. We appreciate the openness and trust they showed towards this study.
Suzanne Baird, (Ministry for the Environment, Wellington), Katie Bicknell (Commerce Division, Lincoln University), John Peet (Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Canterbury) deserve special mention as invaluable information sources. We also thank Kathryn Holden for explaining to us the Trucost approach.
We appreciate the support form all staff involved in the MSc Programme, in particular Ian Spellerberg (HOD, Environmental and Design Division, Lincoln University) and Stefanie Rixecker (Lecturer, Lincoln University).