The COVID-19 pandemic has defined the year 2020. For many government agencies with frontline workers in essential services, health and safety of staff became top priority.
The immediate answer was to wear single-use, disposable masks. However, we soon understood that the threat from this virus was not going away and that these disposable masks were creating unintentional waste.
Harry Glynn, Procurement Advisor at Auckland Transport (AT) and former procurement graduate, tells us how the AT senior leadership approached the procurement team to find a way to reduce the environmental impact of single-use, disposable masks and what they did to find a great solution.