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WRAP launches guidance for NHS Trusts to help reduce construction waste

Guidance aimed at reducing construction waste and the costs of building work throughout the health sector have been launched by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Produced in conjunction with the NHS Sustainable Development Unit and the Department of Health, the Cutting the costs of waste in NHS construction: Advice for NHS Trusts as construction clients document provides advice to trusts to help them better engage with contractors in order to minimise construction waste arisings on new projects.

The guide is also designed helps trusts to incorporate these objectives in official documentation such as Sustainable Development Management Plans (SDMP) and Estate Management Plans (EMP) through the provision of model paragraphs of text.

Both the SDMP and the EMP are compulsory for NHS Trusts to complete, and set out the trust’s commitments to sustainability, including carbon reduction plans and waste management strategies.

WRAP clients and policy programme manager David Moon said: “This guide contains crucial information that will allow all NHS Trusts to make significant savings on all building work at a time when the need to reduce spending is paramount.

Research undertaken by WRAP shows that tackling construction waste can reduce project costs by 0.2% to 2% of construction value, varying by project type.”

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