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WRAP template to smooth path to SWMPs

A online model to help the construction industry meet Site Waste Management Plan (SWMPs) legislation, which comes into force on April 6 2008, has been launched by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). Companies with building projects valued at more than £300,000 will need a SWMP.

WRAP Procurement Programme project manager Jim Wiltshire explained that the template can be used to demonstrate good and best practice and follows the construction life cycle from pre-design to project completion and review.

The tool will enable contractors to develop key performance indicators for waste and materials, as well as monitoring performance.

WRAP programme manager for waste minimisation and Mervyn Jones said: The template will lead construction professionals through both the development and implementation of the plan at each stage of construction.

An informal Government consultation on SWMP guidance, first published February 15 2008, is underway and will close on March 20 2008. Information is available through Netregs and Envirowise. Final guidance will be published to coincide with SWMP taking effect on April 6 2008.

For more information on WRAPs template visit www.wrap.org.uk/construction

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