Environmentally Friendly Products, Services and News - The Green Consumer Guide
Warning: mysql_fetch_row(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /usr/local/home/httpd/vhtdocs/greenconsumerguide/html/commercialll.php on line 100
Homepage Commercial User Section Government User Section
   LA21/Councils Feedback Submissions Site Map Courses Get News on your WAP
   Corporate > Building Products

Related News

Construction industry eyes waste reduction Construction industry eyes waste reduction
Monday 09 July 2007
Council housing more green – report Council housing more green – report
Wednesday 06 June 2007
Minister eyes low-energy home support Minister eyes low-energy home support
Monday 23 April 2007
Building trade gets green support Building trade gets green support
Monday 16 April 2007
Timber schemes pass assessment Timber schemes pass assessment
Thursday 21 December 2006

Building Products

  Construction industry eyes waste reduction

Monday 09 July 2007
houseA consultation on waste levels in the construction industry has led to calls for stricter regulations across the board. In response to the consultation, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) called for all projects involving more than 30 days or 500 person days of construction to implement a compulsory Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP), in a bid to reduce the current 109m tonnes of waste that the sector produces annually (Defra).

Along with the SWMPs, the CIOB has called on the Government to consider incentive based programmes designed to encourage the industry to lower waste levels, as well as further inspection and enforcement in line with existing regulatory checks.

“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,” commented Michael Brown, CIOB deputy chief executive. “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.”

“We would like to see a greater emphasis from government on the use of sustainable materials, equipment and techniques. All construction projects should be designed and built to be environmentally efficient with a measurable reduction, and recycling, of construction waste.”

 Text Only/Printable Version
 Main Building Products Section
Get news on your WAP | News Archive | Sign up to our Free Newsletter


Building Products
Acoustic Barriers Acoustic Barriers
Aggregates Aggregates
Architects Architects
Architectural Stone Architectural Stone
Bins Bins
Doors & Windows Doors & Windows
Drainage Drainage
Floor Coverings Floor Coverings
Landscape Services Landscape Services
Paints & Coatings Paints & Coatings
Public Furniture Public Furniture
Recycled Material Recycled Material
Roofing Products Roofing Products
Timber Building Timber Building
Sign up to our free electronic newsletter
Read our Privacy Policy

Related Sites:




Tell a friend | How to link to us | | About Us | Contact Us | Legal | Privacy Policy

© 2016 Green Media - Web Design Newcastle.