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First English council commits to halve construction waste

Manchester City Council is the first English council to sign up to a voluntary agreement to halve construction waste sent to landfill by 2012. The councils commitment to the agreement, organised by the Waste & Resources Action Programme, adds to those made by contractors and clients. This includes Network Rail, Laing ORourke, Balfour Beatty, Asda and Marks & Spencer.But Manchester is not the first UK local authority to join as Scottish ...