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Zero Waste and UK Recycling Progress

Landfills vary immensely, but even the most recently developed are not considered to provide a sustainable way of getting rid of rubbish.  They can cause pollution, and certainly hold the potential to do so. Very few of us want to live near to them, and the methane gas produced by them is a major contributor […]

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Waste and recycling in the Construction industry

Construction and Demolition Waste and Recycling

In tonnage terms construction and demolition waste is the UK’s largest waste stream accounting for 90 Million tonnes of material per year in England and Wales alone. To drive the recovery of demolition material and the use of recycled materials in new structures, ICE, working with London Remade and Envirocentre has developed the Demolition Protocol […]

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Site Waste Management Plans Easy Steps

Create Site Waste Management Plans SWMPs in Easy Steps

Introduction Construction Site Waste Management Plans were originally compulsory (in England only) and were introduced, in April 2008, by the UK government. As part of simplifying government regulation statutory enforcement, this has changed. Refer to UK government websites for up to date details on that aspect, however, this article still remains relevant otherwise. (Autumn 2014 update.) These plans will assist […]

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Why Construction Site Waste Management Needs to Become Integrated Sustainable Waste Management

You might assume that waste is everything we don’t want any more. However, the waste that construction site workers create on site can be considerably reduced if re-use, and recycling expertise is used to re-use or recycle it. What’s more, by careful segregation to avoid the presence of “other materials” within a waste type, the value […]

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Waste Technologies Revolution

Unfashionable Talk About Landfills

It the developed nations it seems to be unfashionable to talk and write about landfills. The world has moved on and wants to talk about all those new technological developments which can turn waste into chic recycled goods, into energy to power our cars, fertilizer to grow food, and more. With the UK in step […]

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