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Construction waste blamed

A third of all fly-tipped waste in the UK comes from the construction industry, it has been revealed.

At the Minimising Construction Waste conference in London, it also emerged that 30% of all construction resources were sent to landfill unused.

Environment Agency waste programme manager Ralph Crouch told delegates that while most contractors were aware they had a duty of care for waste management, 70% didnt know what it was.

To reduce the amount of construction waste dumped illegally, Crouch suggested that building firms begin electronically tracking their waste.

He said: Thirteen of the countrys biggest building companies have said they would like to take part in an e-tracking trial. We just need the funding now.

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