The big problem of building waste and how to tackle it.
Our industry post this week comes from our very own Chris John.
Did you know?
By 2018 62% of the UK's total waste came from the construction industry
13% of materials which are ordered to the site are never used and go straight into the waste
Plastic in construction makes up 23% of the UK's total consumption, with 40% of this sent to landfill
The construction industry uses 400 million tonnes of materials yearly, with 100 million tonnes turning into waste.
The UK government and environment agency look to tackle this problem head-on and eliminate avoidable waste in construction of all kinds by 2050. They will achieve this by:
Ensuring companies are compliant with legislation
Save natural resources
Reduce co2 emissions
Excess materials to be stored and re-used
Reducing the level of plastics used
Bring in money by collecting and recycling materials
Better tracking of the ordering process
If you want to read more, please click the link to the full article HERE.