Waste and Civils Sustainability

Two of constructions leading institutes have, this week, released details of their approaches to sustainability .

On Monday the CIOB called for mandatory waste plans: from the CIOB news page

the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has called for all construction projects, involving more than 30 days or 500 person days of construction, to plan and implement a SWMP.

This would create a level playing field within the industry, encourage more efficient use of materials and reduce waste crime.

Michael Brown CIOB deputy chief executive commented, “As an industry we can’t just rely on construction companies with an ethical approach to the environment to take up the slack for those that show little concern for the use and misuse of our resources.

“We need a change of behaviour that requires everyone to reduce waste.  Without the appropriate regulation and teeth we fear that SWMPs will only be used by larger operators who have an interest in environmental issues.

And the ICE today launched the 2nd Civil Engineering Sustainable Development Strategy and Action Plan

Details should be on the ICE website soon (I guess.)

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