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Utilities sign agreement to reduce construction waste

Utility companies from across the sector have signed a first of a kind agreement to reduce waste from street works and use more recycled materials. The move follows an industry consultation and work by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to increase the utility industrys focus on reducing waste.Under the agreement the industry will tackle the 4.8 million tonnes of waste which arises from trenches, more than half of which is sent to landfill.