Just look at these statistics from Defra:
13% of all the solid materials delivered to construction sites goes unused
Each year 400 million tonnes of solid materials are used in the UK construction industry but only two-thirds is added to the building stock.
The rest is sent directly to landfill
In addition waste crime is stopping us from achieving a sustainable construction sector
fly-tips around the country, many of which are made up of construction and demolition waste, adversely affects the quality of life in many communities
Not surprisingly then, projects over 250,000 will be required to produce detailed Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP’s) predicting how much waste will be created, and how it will be recycled or disposed of responsibly.
Projects worth more than £500,000 will face even higher scrutiny.
Do you have a view on this? – if so the Defra Government proposal consultation closes on July 5th
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