Reducing environmental impacts

Reducing environmental impacts

Reuse and recyclability The construction industry generates a great deal of waste, and it is estimated that up to half the waste going to landfill is from construction. Promoting recycling in the construction industry should be a priority, as the Government is committed to meeting the EU Waste Directive, which requires Britain to substantially increase the proportion of waste which is recycled. This section considers the use of reclaimed and recycled materials in construction and design for future recycling. The reuse of buildings All new building is going to be…

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