WRAP looking for waste leaders

Companies that transport construction waste are being offered the chance to partner with one of the UK's most important waste minimisation organisations.

WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) is looking for examples of best practice and groundbreaking innovation among businesses that deal with building waste.

It will work closely with firms and provide them with consultants who will observe and report on their work.

The scheme is part of WRAP’s with the construction industry to halve the amount of waste it sends to landfill by 2012.

The most environmentally-friendly examples will be used to help guide WRAP’s work to reduce construction and demolition waste.

A limited number of case studies and demonstration trials will also be published on the WRAP website as an example to other businesses in the sector.

Mike Falconer Hall, WRAP’s materials recycling programme manager, said: “We’re working with waste management companies to support the construction industry as it drives towards halving the amount of waste it sends to landfill by 2012.

“To do this, we need to research how this waste is currently being moved from sites and identify best practice in logistics planning and execution.

“We’re offering the chance for waste management contractors to prove that they are providing their customers with logistical solutions that represent the very best efficiencies and technical innovation in the market.

“It’s a chance for us to identify the good work that is already being done as well as trial innovation – but it’s also an opportunity for waste contractors to show their potential new customers how they can streamline their processes and provide them with a value-added service.”

Companies that think they have what it takes to be one of WRAP’s shining examples of innovation should contact David Pugh on 01962 439106 or email pughd@entecuk.co.uk before January 30.

Kate Martin

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