Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Manchester To Halve Construction Waste

Greetings,

I must applaud the recent commitment by Manchester City Council to halve construction waste sent to landfill by 2012. They will be working in partnership with organisations such as Laing O'Rourke, Balfour Beatty, ASDA and Marks & Spencers. (for a full list of signatories see here)

The construction industry is responsible annually for 25 million tonnes of waste being sent to landfill, much of which may include virgin timbers, paints & fixtures which are perfectly suitable for re-use or recycling. It is very encouraging to see so many large regional & national contractors committing to this level of waste reduction and hopefully where they lead, others will follow.

Onwards & upwards!

Lucy.

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