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02 Mar 20201 minute read

Ambitious plans for zero waste in construction

ECAtoday
Ambitious plans for zero waste in construction

Waste should be prevented from being generated at every stage of a construction project’s lifecycle, according to a new report from the Construction Leadership Council’s Green Construction Board.

The report, funded and contributed to by BEIS, was carried out by the Green Construction Board’s resources and waste task group, in collaboration with Defra.

“This first report examines what we might mean by the term zero avoidable waste in construction, and makes a recommendation of how best to interpret it. Inevitably issues that might at first glance seem simple and straightforward are in reality complex”, commented co-chairs of the GCB resources and waste task group Robert Pearce and Jane Thornback.

The report notes: “some of the waste produced by the building and infrastructure sector may be unavoidable. Some waste is considered unsuitable for further use, for example materials that are now considered hazardous such as asbestos”.

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