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Partners seek to cut construction waste

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) have signed a formal partnership to find innovative ways to reduce construction waste.

The sector accounts for one-third of waste sent to landfill in the country. The partnership will see the two bodies collaborate on the Deconstruction Hub, which seeks to maximise and retain the value in materials.

There will also be joint events to promote reuse, recycling and circular thinking initiatives in construction and projects around waste reduction and reuse.

Iain Gulland, ZWS chief executive, said: “The construction sector faces major challenges in reducing its waste, but there are equally big opportunities for businesses to reduce costs and create new revenue streams in Scotland’s emerging circular economy.”


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  • One of the best ways to reduce construction waste would be for the market to move away from fixed price skips and move to charging transport and disposal separately. Moving away from site waste management plans (SWMP) was a big mistake and where possible segregation of waste on construction sites must become a priority.

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