A project to cut construction waste while improving health and safety on building sites has been launched by the Department for Trade and Industry.
Currently, about 15-20% of all material delivered to construction sites ends up in skips, costing industry hundreds of millions of pounds each year. Meanwhile, about 50% of construction accidents occur because of untidy and badly laid out sites.
The £1 million project aims to spread environmentally friendly practices through closer working practices between the main contractor, sub-contractors and trade unions.
Greenfile Developments will manage the project. Project manager Uly Ma said that significant cost savings could be achieved by teams that know how to spot waste and resolve waste problems.